Who the Man : Earl is a person with a lot of explaining to do and a lot of working out to do as well. He is a person whose size and age do not match. He is a person with a crush on a girl who used to baby-sit him. He is a person who finds himself in lots of trouble that he never means to get into, and he is a person whose parents' marriage is falling apart. In this gripping and brilliantly told novel Chris Lynch has created a complex character. A boy who finds bullying a bit too easy and talking a bit too hard. A boy who demands to be read about.