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"Olive Barstow was dead. She'd been hit by a car on Monroe Street while riding her bicycle weeks ago. That was about all Martha knew."

Martha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends. But they weren't -- and now all that is left are eerie connections between two girls who were in the same grade at school and who both kept the same secret without knowing it.

Now Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. A family summer on Cape Cod should help banish those thoughts; instead, they seep in everywhere.

And this year Martha's routine at her beloved grandmother's beachside house is complicated by the Manning boys. Jimmy, Tate, Todd, Luke, and Leo. But especially Jimmy. What if, what if, what if, what if? The world can change in a minute.

Paperback, 224 pages
Published on April 26, 2005 by Greenwillow Books
ISBN-10: 0060535458
ISBN-13: 9780060535452
4 Book Reviews
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  • elloii
    elloiiThursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:16 am55 stars
    I love this book because it is so detailed and amazing and I just can't wait to finish it all. :3
    • cbost
      cbostThursday, February 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm55 stars
      awesome
      • 20cmoloney
        20cmoloneyThursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm44 stars
        I recommend this book and I think it delivers a really important message. And the plot is something a lot of people can relate to. kevin Henkes does an exellent job of creating a mental movie in my mind. I can really picture Martha's little sister Lucy and how adorable she is!
        • 20charte
          20charteSunday, October 21, 2012 at 6:56 am
          My Librarian recommended it to me. This book definitely deserves a Newberry Award. It was sad but really good. She had a really good relationship with her grandma. I loved the characters. I couldn't stop reading it!