Casper is a young college student that's been getting groped by a stranger he's dubbed "Hot Hands". While Casper's never been able to catch Hot Hands, he's kept a detailed journal on all his encounters with the mysterious man. He's a mini-detective out to find the man who's hands he wants on more than just his bum! What follows is a cute, but intense, story that makes Casper not only better come to terms with his past but also settles Casper's suspicions on who Hot Hands is.
For such a short story, I honestly loved it. Casper is so adorable and his determination to figure out who Hot Hands is was just too cute. He's paranoid and suspicious of everyone from his best friend to students to teachers as long as they have the 'large hands' that constantly grope him. Some other things I loved about the story is that it's not just a cut and dry book but also delves into Casper's past and how he was bullied by two jocks. He's bitter and angry about the encounter and his emotions were very easy for me to believe because he's still traumatized and conflicting over his feelings when he finally figures out who Hot Hands is. Another thing I loved is that while I had my suspicions of who Hot Hands was, I kept second guessing myself. At first I was like, "It's for sure this guy" then I'd go, "Noo, it's this guy!" then back and forth again and again until I knew for certain in the end who the mysterious man was. And my first conclusions were right! But it was still fun with all the second guessing I was doing.
My only fault with the story was the way it ended. I felt like it was too abrupt and ended right when I was anxiously awaiting what was going to happen next! But then again, the last scene was so sweet, I still had a goofy smile on my face when it ended so I wasn't too upset.
All in all, definitely a great, quick book! I'm looking forward to the sequel because I can't wait to see how the next part in Casper and "Hot Hands" relationship turns out!