Parker is a normal sixth grader-or he was normal before the puppet. It's just an old hand puppet, sticking out of a garbage can, and even though Parker's best friend says leave it, Parker brings the puppet home and tries it on. Or maybe it tries him on. "e;You will call me Drog!"e; the puppet commands once they're alone. And now, no matter how hard Parker tries, he can't get Drog off his hand.Drog is sarcastic, cruel, unpredictable, and loud-everything Parker isn't. Worse yet, no one believes that Drog-not Parker-is the one saying the outrageous things that get Parker into trouble. Then Drog starts sharpening his snarky wit on the most fragile parts of Parker's life-like his parents' divorce. Parker's shocked, but deep down he agrees with Drog a little. Perhaps Drog is saying things Parker wants to say after all. Maybe the only way to get rid of Drog is to truly listen to him.