By Heather Smith

Kids Can Press



ThemesEmotions and Social AwarenessFamily and Friendship

Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

When his father went to jail, Jett and his mother moved away, and Jett quickly learned that fresh starts aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. He returns to spend the summer with his unconventional Grandma Jo, bringing along a secret about the betrayal of a friend. Will a summer spent with Grandma Jo help Jett come to terms with his mistakes and forgive himself? This emotionally charged story, told in free verse, will pull readers in an captivate them.