Solomon Reed is afflicted with a panic disorder that has made him agoraphobic for the past three years following an embarrassing incident at school. He's also gay, though he's mostly indifferent to his identity, since he's not likely to meet anyone.
Former schoolmate Lisa Praytor wants to try to minister to him in service of writing an impressive college application essay; she wants to leave her town and her uncaring mother and attend the second best psychology program in the country.
Of course she and Solomon quickly become real friends along with Lisa's boyfriend, Clark.
John Corey Whaley's Highly Illogical Behavior is about friendship and acceptance helping people to get through hard times. It offers a look at anxiety and agoraphobia and a no-drama coming out process. This book was uncommon in how legitimately funny it was. Whaley writes snappy dialogue and realistic characters.