There are rumors of vampires, aliens, and ghosts in the city where your character lives. He is living with his mother's best friend because his parents are currently on a road trip. You've got one year left at school, and somehow you've got to stay focused. How can you when there's the possibility of so much ghoulishness outside your window? It's natural to want to see what's going on, but don't let it distract you to the point that it harms your schoolwork.