Here is a poem written by the narrator protagonist Gurion. He is ten years old and in love with a girl named June.
The poem is titled I Won't Tell You I'm Not Breaching The Penumbra
While I hide inside a doorway
preventing my toes from breaking
I reject a fancier string of words
than this one
you touched me on the head,
I didn't get dangerous,
and I don't know if you know penumbra
How can you not love this kid? How can you not love this book?