So a boy is riding around on his bike, trying to get to his dad, who's in the hospital in a faraway city. The same boy, Adam Farmer, is sitting in some kind of interrogation room in a mental hospital, trying to remember his life before the hospital.
''IAmTheCheese'' is an emotional [[MindScrew mindscrew]] novel about Adam Farmer, who is afraid of everything, has to take medication, [[spoiler: lives in an asylum,]] and is in love with a girl named Amy.
[[spoiler: Also, the story is set three years after his parents died. He never rode a bike to his dad's hospital. He couldn't have; he never left his own.]]
!!''Main/IAmTheCheese'' provides examples of:
* CreatorCameo: The film of the book has Robert Cormier as Amy Hertz's father.
* CuckooNest: [[spoiler: See MindScrew below.]]
* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: Seriously depressing.]]
* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies: Implied that Adam is going to be offed not long after the ending.]]
* IAmTheNoun: IAmTheCheese (from the song, ''The Farmer in the Dell''.)
* MindScrew: [[spoiler: Nothing Adam sees or aims for on his bike ride are real, sans the characters he meets.]]
* NoMedicationForMe: At the beginning of the book, Adam dumps all his pills down his sink. He tries to avoid medication from Brint as well, but Adam resists less as the book progresses.
* RickRoll: A re-release of the film used "Never Gonna Give You Up" during the end credits. There was already SoundtrackDissonance ''before'' Rick Rolling [[HilariousInHindsight became a thing]].
* [[spoiler: WitnessProtection: The Farmer family is a part of this. It's later revealed that their real last name is Delmonte.]]