Four teen fans of the world famous actor Cash Carter jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip– and he says yes. The five take off on a once-in-a-lifetime journey and learn a lot about him and each other.
Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime–but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he’s been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship.
Cis boys: Topher, Cash, Joey
Trans boys: Sam (Sam is not out at the start of the book. The author refers to Sam using he and him pronouns but the characters continue to misgender Sam.)
Cis girls: Mo
Gay: Joey (Joey is not out at the start of the book)
Heterosexual: Cash, Sam, Mo
Not explicitly addressed.
White: Topher, Cash, Sam
Alcohol/Substance abuse. Joey’s parents are very homophobic. Topher’s brother has cerebral palsy and is described as being somewhat of a burden to Topher. Cancer/Death. They come across a racist gas station owner in one chapter.