The One Where the Kid Nearly Jumps to His Death and Lands in California by Mary Hershey
I seem to be on a run of books that are solid and quite enjoyable, but I'm not certain how much to get behind them. With this one though, I'm giving this smart and funny book a YAY. Alastair is a teen who gets sent to say with his Dad and new Step Mom in California. He absolutely does not want to be there or get along with anyone, but he meets a girl that gets him to join a swimming competition. As the story unfolds the story behind his amputated leg also comes out. This is a quick moving story with some realistic characters and I give it a YAY.