By Cath Crowley
A summer season of friendship, romance, and songs in significant chords. . . .
CHARLIE DUSKIN loves song, and he or she is aware she's sturdy at it. yet she merely sings while she's on my own, at the moonlit porch or within the again room at outdated Gus's Secondhand list and CD shop. Charlie's mother and grandmother have either died, and this summer season she's vacationing her grandpa within the nation, surrounded by way of ghosts and grieving relatives, and serving burgers to the neighborhood little ones on the milk bar. She's received her iPod, her guitar, and all her recording gear, yet she wishes extra: a pal. A dad who notices her. the opportunity to teach Dave Robbie that she's now not completely unspectacular.
ROSE BUTLER lives round the corner to Charlie's grandfather and spends her days observing automobiles cross at the highway and putting out along with her troublemaker boyfriend. She loves Luke yet cannot wait to depart their small state city. And she's found out a manner: she's gained a scholarship to a technology university within the urban, and now she has to persuade her mom and dad to permit her cross. this is often the place Charlie is available in. Charlie, who lives within the urban, and whom Rose has overlooked for years. Charlie, who simply will be Rose's price tag out.
Told in alternating voices and packed with song, friendship, and romance, Charlie and Rose's "little in need of tune" is set the type of longing that starts off as a heavy discomfort yet finally makes us consider hopeful and beautifully alive.
From the Hardcover edition.