15-year-old Jean-Louise (JL) is named after Jean-Louis (Jack) Kerouac, whom her grandmother once kissed in a pub. JL's mom is enamored of Jack, too, especially when her husband/JL's dad is working away from home for an extended period. JL's mom is kind of losing it, actually, and JL is struggling. She's no longer besties with her best friend, and she's dating a guy who is four years older than she and really wants to get into her pants.
The dad-away and mom-losing-it storyline wasn't super believable to me. How could the dad not know/believe? The story is okay. Weird title.