Changing Michael is a book featuring conflicts among teenagers. Matthew is a teen who tries to fit in as well as he can, and it works, for the most part. He's decided that the less people know about you, the better. He doesn't have too many friends, but he's all right with that. Matthew's school life is perfect for him in almost every way. But, then a boy named Michael comes in, and changes everything up. Matthew notices that Michael gets treated badly at school, and decides to step in and help.