Johnny's plans fly out the window when he finds out his mother is leaving town for the summer for a breakthrough job in upstate New York. He can live with his Aunt Collette, but only on the condition that he helps out with his autistic older cousin Remember, a gawky, awkward kid with some strange habits. At first, Johnny's feelings of disaster appear to come to cringeworthy fruition, but when the two boys save a bully from drowning, salvage the pizzeria guy's romance, and share girl troubles, Johnny ends up having the summer of his life.
Shirley Reva Vernick
Cinco Puntos Press (2013)