Paperback. Pub the Date: 2007. Pages: 288 in Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Calliope (or Cal as she calls herself) wants. Nothing more than to stay the put; to stop traveling cross-country with her mother. Sleeping in a tent. and abandoning all belongings whenever they pull up stakes. Meanwhile. eliot misses the happy times he left behind when his father decided to open a camp for kids looking to lose weight and find Jesus. when Cal and eliot meet by chance. they feel an immediate connection. together they must face their isolation. the threat of yet another move. and the deepening of eliot's father's obsession. in their case. love just might be everything it's cracked up to be.