I liked The Absolute Value of Mike. The book is about about a boy who went to his aunt and uncle’s house thinking that he could do nothing, and came back and changed more than one person’s life. The only character in the book that I didn’t like was Poppy. I thought that he shouldn't have acted so mean to everyone even though his son just died. I would recommend this book to my friends because it was very funny. My favorite character was Past, he was such a good friend to everyone. I would recommend this book to my friends because it has a very surprising ending.