Summer on the Moon

Summer on the Moon

Adrian Fogelin

Children's Books / Young Adult

A move from an impoverished tenement to an unfinished suburban development turns thirteen-year-old Socko's world inside out It's summer vacation, and Socko and his best friend Damien are hanging around the Kludge apartments, taking care to avoid the local gang members. When Socko's great-grandfather suddenly offers to buy a house in the suburbs, Socko's mom jumps at the chance to leave the bad neighborhood. Socko hates to leave Damien behind, but they pack up their few belongings and move to Moon Ridge Estates. Nothing there is even remotely what Socko had imagined—Moon Ridge is a lonely wasteland of half-finished houses. Socko tries to make the best of a bad situation, hopping on his skateboard to explore the empty streets that are now his private domain. Constructing new lives will involve taking some risks, but in time a ragtag community begins to rally around the struggling development. With humor and heart, Adrian Fogelin weaves...
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Some Kind of Magic

Some Kind of Magic

Adrian Fogelin

Children's Books / Young Adult

The award-winning author of Crossing Jordan brings her Neighborhood novels to a close with "a fine, complex tale of family, friends and magic" (Kirkus Reviews). I wish . . . just for once, something exciting would happen around here. Cass, Jemmie, Ben, and Justin have been friends for years now, but this could be their last summer together. They start high school in the fall, and each of them has different feelings about the future. Then something unusual happens during a basketball game. Ben's little brother, Cody, shows up, wearing a fedora left behind by their missing uncle, claiming the cap is magic. With the brim covering his eyes, Cody sinks the ball in the hoop—twice. Although the older kids are hesitant to believe in a magic hat, it soon leads them into the woods to an abandoned house with a mysterious past that will change everything . . .
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