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Turner Buckminster III isn't excited about his familiy's move from Boston to Maine in 1911-- he's sick of being a minister's son, and he doesn't want to live in a place where even baseball isn't the same. Then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffen, an African American girl from a nearby island, and Maine doesn't seem so bad after all. But when the local parishoners want to evict Lizzie and her neighbors to the island can become a tourist haven, Turner finds himself in the middle of a battle and feels that everyone, including his straight-laced father, is against him. Then Turner learns that not everyone is as they originally seem, and bonds can form in the most unexpected ways...even in times of sadness.
This is an interesting story that explores both a unique friendship and a unique father-son relationship. The text is a bit dense, and the story is perhaps overly traumatic, but it's still a good story with a strong message about human nature.