If I wrote an autobio, no doubt I would also be tempted to make myself sound a little better than real life. Gregory goes several steps too far.
At first look this should be in interesting book. Philip Roth tells a fictional story of a man who changes from white to black, and a real life version has surely got potential.
At first I was put off by the short sentence style and the lack of any real description of any scene, so that it had something of a school essay feel to it. I struggled on and for a while in the middle of the book I engaged with Greg at his high school, until the author fell into temptation.
He was self professed as a non-sporty person up to the middle of the book, so when he tries out for the football team we don't expect much. Not only is he picked as quarterback, but also becomes the star of a fantastic team. He's never had much time for girls, but he decides to start out with the honey that every boy in school is crying themselves to sleep over. It was some relief when she turned him down, after some intial good response that made me think he was going to make out dating is this easy for him.
Then he tries out for the basketball team. Guess what. I put the book down.