RV doesn't consider himself a typical 14-year-old. His parents are immigrants from Eastern Europe. He likes making up words. He worries too much about terrorists and other things. He doesn't particularly like music. And sexuality? He's wrestling with that, too. It's a lot to think about for a guy beginning his first year at a competitive Boston high school. He thinks life is getting easier when he starts going out with Carole. But things only get more complicated when RV develops a crush on Bobby, a football player in his class, and Bobby admits he has a crush on RV.