Short-listed for the 2005 Snow Willow Award and for the 2006 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award
Cole Fennety doesn’t know it, but he is about to have the strangest summer of his life. His little sister, Jessie, is driving him crazy, his mother is too wrapped up in the world of daytime soaps to intervene, and his best friend, Wayne, is out of control. Worst of all, his boss, Sam Kerrigan, is the meanest man in town. But beneath Sam’s crusty exterior lies a kind heart – as well as a terrible secret that forces Cole to face questions to which there are no easy answers.
Valerie Sherrard is the author of the young adult novel Kate (2003) and the best-selling Shelby Belgarden Mysteries. She has had an Honour Book in the Red Maple Award and been nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Juvenile Fiction. She is the executive director of a group home for adolescents and has fostered more than seventy teenagers.