Call the Shots is the third book in the hilarious Swim the Fly trilogy, with each book focusing on one of the trio of fifteen-year-old friends. Mild-mannered Sean is in the hot seat this time, looking for love and trying hard to get out of sharing a room with his twin sister. Sean is a nice guy who doesn't stand up for himself, and as a result, is steam-rolled into dating a pushy, somewhat psycho girl that he is afraid to break up with (a situation he justifies because she has provided the camera equipment for their no-budget movie). Because Sean is unwilling to take charge and tell the truth to the crazy girlfriend, he finds himself smack in the middle of several of Coop's whacky schemes to hide from her, which generally result in major embarrassment and several lies he must explain his way out of. Older teen boys will enjoy the somewhat raunchy humor, and the numerous creative euphemisms for both boy and girl body parts and sex acts. While the boys talk big (especially Coop), nothing more than kissing actually takes place. Language ranges from goofy to graphic (a-s, sh-t, f--k, do-che), and a surprising character comes out as gay. One adult in the book openly and frequently smokes marijuana in front of the teens. When Sean is ultimately pushed to his limit he does learn to take charge of his life and stand up for what he wants, which includes the right girl for him, who has been right there all along. Reading the three books in order will give context to the various relationships, but each story stands on its own and can be enjoyed solo.