256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 in
March 1, 2003
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0689856008
ISBN - 13: 9780689856006
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Chapter OneLooking back, I'd have to say my life was one long snooze until the day I met Razzle Penney at the Truro dump. Mom had forced me to go with her that morning. She rationalized my servitude by telling me lifting junk would bulk up the muscles in my scrawny arms. Like I cared.But there I was at the dump at ten o'clock lugging garbage out of the station wagon, then heaving it over the railing into the big container that would truck it off into oblivion. Make it disappear. So people didn't have to look at piles of discarded crap and think about how quickly their new piece of plastic from Wal-Mart or that cute little Gap outfit had turned into trash.Okay, I was in a cynical mood that morning. It was the mood I'd been in for two weeks, ever since we'd relocated to that skinny little town with the unpronounceable name way out near the end of the sandy finger of vacationland called Cape Cod. We'd moved here from Boston, where I'd grown up in blessed invisibility in the shadow of the Hancock Tower and the Prudential Center, protected on all sides by insurance.And now I was being turned into a sanitation engineer because the cottage colony my parents had just purchased came with enough broken-down furniture to redecorate Transylvania. Mom intended to refurbish the places in "a simple style that emphasizes the view." I guess that subscription to Travel & Leisure magazine wasn't wasted on her because the view is absolutely the only aspect of these cottages that would make
From the Publisher
One summer can change everything...
Kenyon Baker is not happy about moving to Cape Cod halfway through high school, but his parents have decided to retire there to run a summer cottage colony. At least they'll let him have his own darkroom, provided he helps prepare the colony for guests. The early hours and hard work compound Ken's unhappiness, but just when he thinks he'll never make it through the summer, he meets Razzle Penney.
Skinny, buzz-cut Razzle isn't afraid to act differently from everyone else, and she simultaneously becomes Ken's friend and his muse, as he takes a series of inspiring photos of her. However, Razzle also introduces Ken to beautiful, aggressive Harley, causing a rift in their friendship. Just when it seems things can't get more complicated, Razzle's mother breezes into town, and Razzle learns more about her past than she wants to know....