Stuck in a Day is a simple story about a young boy and the journey he refuses to embark on. In the middle of high school, he finds himself, like most teens, torn between what people expect him to do and should do versus what he wants to do. He was adamant on choosing the latter. This novel is a book that speaks to many, in our present age, who are both very much alike and unlike the protagonist. It’s a thoughtful conversation with those unsure of themselves on how to become so and offers assurance to those who are. In our day and age where individual uniqueness is constantly being leveled among others, this novel speaks to each young person about what it means to be young and how to remain so.