I read both Foster High books and liked them very much. Therefore I was really looking forward to this one, as I was under the impression that this was the story of Mr. Parker. Sorry to say, it was more the story of Mr. Parker's love interest and Tyler Parker appears rather late. That said, this book, at least for me, wasn't as good as the other Foster books. The writing style in this one was difficult for me to follow with all that back and forth in time.
Overall it felt not balanced. The beginning was good but a bit too long, the end was good but too short and Matts finally coming to terms with his problem of being unhappy - way too short. Perhaps it would have been better to make this a full novel and not a short story.
Now I'm waiting for book three in the Foster High series:)