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Tashjian, Janet.
New York : Holt, 2010
IL 3-6, RL 4.7
ISBN 0805089039
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Twelve year old Derek Fallon is looking forward to a summer filled with tossing avocado grenades, smashing action figures under trucks and climbing onto his garage roof to mess with the satellite dish in his California home. His parents have other plans for him however, and send him to Learning Day Camp for six weeks. Derek is miserable but uncovers a major distraction in his attic. He finds a ten year old newspaper article about an accidental death of teenage girl on a Marthaís Vineyard beach. His parents donít want to fully explain the event but somehow Derek knows he is connected to this mystery. He sets out to discover the truth behind the girlís death. If you like Wimpy Kidís Jeff, you will love Derek too. This is a  very funny, satisfying story.  (Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Summer -- Fiction.
                        Secrets -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Books and reading -- Fiction.
                        Animals -- Fiction.
                        Children's art.

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