I Did It My Way is a realistic fiction that follows two teen boys pining for the part of Macbeth in a local Shakespeare production.
After Samuel scores the part, Virgil feels robbed of his rightful place. Not content with the understudy, Virgil struggles to think of an ethical way to get Samuel to give up the part. When nothing comes up, he vents to his father through letters that never reach the mailbox. Samuel tries to coexist with Virgil but this only makes things worse. Come the night of the final performance, Virgil is about ready to go to any extremes to land the role.