Santa Cruz surfer girl Anise has to spend the summer in landlocked Nebraska taking care of her three younger cousins and ends up finding adventure, swooning, and herself in this warm coming-of-age novel.

Sparks ignite between Ariel Stone, a struggling Valedictorian-to-be and his tutor Abdul, but when Neo-Nazis lash out against his family, he seeks answers - and discovers the intricate identity of being Jewish in America raises questions far more complex than he could have imagined.