Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick
San Lee is new in school -- again. His dad's less than respectable choices have dragged San and his mom all over the country, and now San has to decide who he wants to be all over again at a new school. Through the double coincidence of being a) the only Asian kid in schoool and b) the only student to have already covered Asian religion at his previous school, San accidentally stumbles into being pegged as some sort of Zen Master -- and then has to frantically learn as much as he can about Zen Buddhism to make his new persona fly.
Of course, San is doing this to impress a girl, and of course his ruse gains more and more momentum until, of course, he gets busted being a big phony. But somewhere along the way, despite being convinced he's nothing but a fake and a liar, we get to watch San learning about Zen and developing his own unique philosophy.
Once again Sonnenblick is funny and delightful to read, and it's nice to know that some readers might come away from this book with an interest in Buddhism. A MAYBE for now; I'm very curious to see what others think.