Full of It Summary
What happens when your lies suddenly come true? Sam Leonard, a 17-year-old who has been uprooted from one town to another his entire life. Shy, lonely, and a bit of a nerd who is as crazy about math as he is the Beach Boys, Sam is beginning his senior year at yet another new school. He desperately wants to fit in at Bridgeport High, but things get off to a dismal start when he becomes the brunt of a cruel joke led by 'cool kid' Kyle Plunkett. Already feeling crushed and defeated on his very first day, Sam decides to seek the advice of the school's guidance counselor. Jaded and indifferent, the counselor tells Sam to lie about everything--who he is, where he's from, what he's capable of--in order to fit in and be a winner. The impressionable Sam figures he has nothing to lose, and embraces this bad advice. At first, he is hesitant to lie. After all, his upstanding parents have raised him to always tell the truth. So at first he begins slowly telling harmless lies to impress fellow students. When he starts to see positive results, the lies become habitual, eventually becoming more elaborate and outrageous. Then one day, for some reason the tall tales start to come true. Sam unexpectedly finds himself becoming the big man on campus and facing a whole new set of problems that he never bargained for.