by Hugh Centerville
Summer, 1964 and for 13 year old Bobby Slater, 1 of those rich summer kids up on Baker Lake, itâ€™s idyllic – swimming, fishing, baseball, hiking the mountains around the lake, camping on the islands, but what Bobby wants is a girlfriend.
Be careful what you wish for, Bobby.
Bobby gets his girl, a local girl, an Indian cutie and itâ€™s 1 soda, 2 straws, foreheads touching, eyes lost in love like in those romance comics Bobbyâ€™s little sister collects and Bobby peruses sometimes, when no 1 is around. Itâ€™s bliss except the girl is fickle. Sometimes sheâ€™s sweet and funny, sometimes not and itâ€™s because sheâ€™s living with a 150 year old curse.
Bobby will lead the fight against the curse and heâ€™ll have help from people living and dead. Heâ€™ll have his sisters and his loyal sidekick, best friend/cousin Joe, who spends summers with the family and Bobby will have a grumpy Indian war chief and the local gypsy fortune teller and from the other side thereâ€™s Sophronia, the Indian girlâ€™s mom, dead 10 years, a victim of the curse. Mostly, though, itâ€™s on Bobby Slater. Can he break down the barrier that divides the summer people from the locals? Can he bring them all together to save the girl?
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