In the summer of 1937, 14-year-old Houston "Huck" Finn a friend find a dead body in a local creek, a rare Lindbergh flight watch on its wrist, and it seems like a sign. Huck is building his own airplane, a fact he has concealed from his mother. That summer also marks the arrival of his cousin Annelise, sent to live with the family under mysterious circumstances. And meanwhile, there's the matter of the watch, which it turns out that a cohort of bank robbers would very much like back.
"An earnest, heartfelt family story with laugh-out-loud humor, deep-seated family conflicts, and distressing coming-of-age crises. Enthusiastically recommended."—Library Review (starred review)