When I first started this book I thought it was very interesting. Throughout the first chapter I could not put the book down because of the suspence. The main character, Brent, tries to kill himself and this happens almost immediately in the story. This happens because he was turned down at a party by the beautiful Brianna. Also at this party, Brent realizes that all the popular kids don't like him and he will never have a chance with Brianna. While trying to commit sucide, Brent accidentaly kills 18 year-old Lea. Brent is instructed to build four whriligigs in the four countries of the United States to keep Lea's spirit alive. While Brent is busy building the whirligigs, he realizes his problems, such as being popular and having Brianna are not very big issues compared to Lea's and what he has learned. Throughout his journey to Maine, California, Washington and Florida, Brent meets many people. These poeple share their life stories with him and Brent realizes there is more to life than being popular and having a beutiful girlfriend. All the people are very unique and different in many ways and teach him all about life.
In the story whirligig, The chapters switch around from Brent's life and making the whirligigs to the places where Brent put the Whirligigs and the people that the Whirligigs affect.