The main character is a boy named Joe, and no, he isn't forced to live with his granny after his parents died, which they didn't. Joe lives with rich parents but still isn't very happy. Their parents are like London Tipton, who always has someone else to do their things because of always relying on someone else. Joe has a 94 year old Granny who may seem like an innocent clueless old lady, but she does stuff to embarrass him on purpose, and feeds him cream cheese meals and knows he doesn't like them. Joe can't really prove any of that. But in the book, things go from bad to worse when Joe is taken on a trip with his Granny, and that was not just the beginning, after people Joe has cared for and loved have died, at a certain someone's grasp.
I'll admit, it's original to have a ton of elders be bad guys, and really bad ones at that, but our loving grandparents are never really like this, not even close. Some of them say how disgusted they are at us teens with our cellphones and skateboards, which annoys me too, and I think it's made us a bit rude and less connected with people, especially old folk, but it's not like something's going to happen like in George and Harold's comic in the eighth Captain Underpants novel where those robots were bringing in replacement grandparents. The age will never come where we dump away our family. In the end, the parents think about the implausible story that just took place, after Joe expressed how he was in an Oscar for old people pranking heartlessly, and at how they actually loathed Granny's visits. In the end, they dump away all their things just to avoid her. I'm sorry if I'm giving a lot away. Read it if you want, and try to forget my review if so. Just don't read this book during Christmas with your family.