Jean-Loup is 11 years old and lives with his dad—and he’s afraid of everything. So he stays in his bedroom, hiding behind his OCD as he collects facts and figures on every conceivable subject and classifies them on thousands of numbered cards. If only he had someone to share them with. He’ll soon have his chance at school, but getting up in front of the class is the scariest thing of all. Then, on the morning of the presentation, at 7:29 and 57 seconds, something incredible happens that will change his life forever… A humorous, moving story brought to life by Hippolyte’s timeless illustrations, reminiscent of Sempé.