It is January 1, and twelve-year-old Tad is a seventh grader at Lakeville Middle School. He has gotten a new computer for Christmas (actually, it’s his dad’s old computer), so he decides to start a blog. That’s his first New Year’s resolution. The other four are to finish seventh grade, figure out how to do a kickflip on his skateboard, get girls to notice him, and finally start shaving. Written in the form of a blog diary, the book records Tad’s observations over the next year about dealing with his family, especially his very smart little sister, school, friends, summer vacation with trying to get a job and visiting Grandma, and other life experiences in seventh and eighth grades. Will he keep his resolutions? Basically, this is all to himself, and the internet.