Fourteen-year-old Sarah Zorn intends to spend the summer with her boyfriend Curtis, waiting for a dead calf to decompose in time for the science fair. Her plans are upended when her fake-boyfriend strategy goes awry just as her hippie Grandma Z invites her on a last-minute Roman holiday. As Sarah explores Italy s ancient wonders, she can t stop boy-liking Curtis . . . or puzzling over her grandmother s odd behavior.Sarahmust learn tonavigate the murky waters of first love, friendship, and family with heart and good humor.