On the dock of a lake in a tiny town at the corner of Nowhere & Nowhere, he sits counting the seconds until his high school graduation—at which point Arthur M. Flood intends to leave his hick life far behind in the brown Kansas dust. That’s the plan. Until . . . up from the lake’s muddy depths swims a girl. She’s not a mermaid, but she is the one who shakes up Arty’s life, makes him mad and mad for her, and helps him find a pathway to his past, his future, and where his heart truly lies.
Teens will recognize their own emotional landscape in this steamy, funny, coming-of-age tale in which the heart tries to hide, only to be utterly exposed by love and lust, lost and found.
I’d love to say that I grew up reading Cervantes and Tolstoy, but I didn’t. I grew up watching The Munsters and Hogan’s Heroes. God, I hate to think how many hours I spent in front of the TV as… More about Richard Uhlig
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Published by Laurel Leaf Dec 09, 2008| 368 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780375891724