What is the worst gift you’ve ever received? For Kyle, it’s a lame self-help book his mother gives him the night before he starts seventh grade. Happy Kid: A Young Person’s Guide to Satisfying Relationships and a Happy and Meaning-Filled Life apparently shouted Kyle’s name as his mother passed the book aisle while shopping for underwear at Wal-Mart. His Mom says that reading it will improve Kyle’s negative attitude — and she’s willing to pay him a dollar for each chapter he reads — the chapters are only one page long. Although Kyle wouldn’t want to be caught dead reading a pathetic self-help book, he needs some quick cash so he starts reading.