|Publisher:||Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers|
|Age Range:||12 - 15 Years|
About the Author
Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of my absolute favorite books. It manages to deal with several serious subjects in an irreverant, nonscary, and teen friendly way- quite an accomplishment!Almost sixteen year old Drew and his younger sister Steph are disappointed to be sent on a Scandinavian senior citizens' cruise with the star of the program- the grandmother they have never met. After meeting the dance instructor- the gorgeous Holly, Drew decides the summer may not be as hopeless as he first thought.
I loved how it expressed the feelings of the charecters. it tugged on my heart strings. i was crying when i found out the grandma had cancer, and the drunk was their grandfather. it was funny when he went skinny-dipping in the hot tub.