My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I loved David Lubar's Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie", and so I picked up this one from the Maxson library. Chad is a high school student with the whole summer before him, and, he lives at the Jersey shore. His dad is gone, and so it's just him and his mom, who is always taking courses at night to better herself. Chad is not an angel, but he's not a bad kid, either. This summer, he really wants a job at the dunk tank on the boardwalk. Chad feels that he would be great at insulting people, yelling at people, really speaking his mind from the cage. There is also a summer love interest, Gwen, to add to the drama of Chad's summer. His best friend, Jason, gets really sick, and Chad is dealing with a lot of issues that just might ruin his summer, and change his life. A coming of age story about friendships, responsibility, and the Jersey shore.
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