Bobby Slater's World by Hugh Centerville

Bobby Slater's World by Hugh Centerville

Summers for Bobby Slater, one of those rich summer kids up on Baker Lake, have always been idyllic – swimming, fishing, baseball, hiking the mountains around the lake, camping on the islands, but it’s the summer of ‘64 and what the thirteen-year-old Bobby wants is a girlfriend.

Be careful what you wish for, Bobby.

Bobby gets his girl, an Indian cutie, but instead of “one soda, two straws, eyes lost in love,” it’s frustration and angst. His girl is fickle. Sometimes she's sweet and funny, sometimes not, and it's because she's living with a centuries-old curse. Bobby is drawn into a world inhabited by ghosts, or is it chicanery masquerading as ghosts? Bobby will have to decide, and can he convince his sisters and his cousin to help him? Can he dare trust the local gypsy fortune-teller and the grumpy Indian war-chief, both of whom claim to be on his side? Can he get help from where he needs it the most, from the girl’s mom, dead ten years, a victim of the curse? Can he break down the barrier that divides the summer people from the locals, bring them all together to save the girl?

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