Tom Gates knows what he likes and what he doesn’t. He likes hanging out with his friend Derek. Playing in his band and singing. Doodling. And making things. And telling jokes and stories. And. Well. You get it. He doesn’t like (much) his grumpy teenage sister Delia, his school frenemy Marcus and his snore-bore-ing teacher Mr Fullerman (who at least provides an opportunity for Tom to indulge in his favourite pastime – doodling).