Eric's legs might be skinny, but can they move! For one week of the year after his win at the athletics carnival, he's a hero; but for the other fifty one, he's a loser.
People at Pendle Hill High drift into his life - and they drift out again. Well, it must be his fault, right? There must be something wrong with him: take the place he lives, or his family, or the way he looks.
Eric's just the guy they call 'Spaghetti Legs' and he wants to be different. Special. He wants to make a name for himself.