Samuel Lake moves home with his family and all kinds of ruckus is stirred up. His father commits suicide and his daughter befriends a neighbor boy with a cruel dad and his old girlfriend tries to get back into his life (all of which occurs in the first few chapters, so I’m not offering spoilers here). But I never got wowed by the book. I never loved any of the characters and the plot seemed forced. I’m sorry to say I liked it but didn’t love it. Thank you to the publisher for sharing this lovely copy of the book.