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Life Sucks. Big time. Fourteen-year-old Ford Quinn has read The Outsiders, Robert Frost poems, and knows the song lyrics to every single Springsteen song. As he heads into high school, star-gazing poet Ford has fallen hard for an Egyptian princess and become a caddy at an exclusive country club. With an amazing summer ahead of him, what could go wrong?
His family can't afford life in the affluent Detroit neighborhood of Kensington Hills, and his dad's get-rich-schemes are getting as old as his mother's fervent self-improvement pop psychology. To top things off, his chances of gaining entry into the popular Lund Gang appears as far away as the stars he sees through the telescope in his bedroom.
Will Ford's quest to earn a caddy scholarship change the soundtrack of his life? Or will his encounters with cruel foils shatter his dreams and ruin his summer of firsts? This quirky, nostalgic coming-of-age novle will take you back to the time of Space Invaders, Rubik's Cube, mixed tapes, and Iranian hostages and immerse in the wonders of growing up in the summer of '80.
**This book would also appeal to adults