Virtually everything about the Middle School experience has the potential to be awkward. The social adjustments, the physical adjustments, and the intellectual adjustments - it's no wonder these three years are often the most challenging for a young teen. But, what happens when the abrupt shift from collective middle school awkwardness to the daunting individuality within high school halls leaves that same disheveled teen caught up in a stupor? The Next Step is a young Catholic's guide to navigating the somewhat frustrating but wildly exciting halls of high school. Focusing on keeping Christ at the center of friendships and decisions, The Next Step provides the necessary wisdom and humor to uplift any eighth grader as they approach this new stage of life.