By Paul Acampora
Roaring Book Press, 2011
Audience: All Teens
Zachary's mom just up and disappeared from their home in Copper Lake, Colorado. The good news is that Zachary and his dad are trying to move on, and Falls, Connecticut is just the place for a fresh start. With the help of a new friend, Rachel, and her brother Teddy, Zachary is learning about new beginnings, the power of forgiveness, and the quirky people that make life interesting.
I just finished this one, and it felt a little thin to me. It didn't hurt the story, though. It made it a good, quick read for reluctant readers. I think the characters could have been developed more and that everything happened really quickly - which is different from the books I usually read. It's good to read different styles, and I'm glad I did because now I recommend something for younger readers, also. Also, it had some super funny scenes. Enjoy!