Merri, John, Leigh and Nick are positioned like four points of a gameboard. Gentle John is Dungeon Master and a craftsman of wood, but he can master the manipulative and ambitious Leigh? His sister Merri is seduced by the glamour of the stage, but her attention turns to Nick and his email haikus... This energetic verse novel for young adults is at turns lyrical and amusing. It explores with sensitivity the emotional games played by teenagers and their parents and the compelling crossover of fantasy and reality in their daily lives.