Mitch and his mom come to stay with his grandparents on Bird Lake after his dad runs off with another woman. Spencer's parents own the house next door and haven't been there since Spencer's older brother drowned in the lake. But they return to see if they can face the memories. It is a nice book though not a whole lot happens. Mitch and Spencer are 10 and 12 years old and generally this book has a very young feel to it. I think a little too young for thumbs up. I vote nay.