One moment, he is discussing sports with friends after a great JV game, next moment he is on his way to a remote part of the Midwest spending his summer with a grandfather he barely knows because of a tragedy. His mom and dad are both career Navy, and both serving overseas, during the Vietnam War. Will he ever see them again? What will happen to him if they don't return?
Then, as Connor tries to adjust to a small town in the middle of the Midwest, Goldenrod, Kansas, his fears of being banished to the middle of nowhere leads him to believe his life is over for good!
In Goldenrod, Kansas, his new home, Connor knows the baseball fans came out to see who the new kid is that knocked out the team's best player. Can he win them over? Will he be here long enough to make lifelong friends, something he has been dreaming of for a very long time?
And to make everything worse, Connor finds himself in love with the girlfriend of the town's "best baseball player and town bully"!
Connor is troubled by his frightening thoughts of losing his newfound love, his parents, and his grandfather, all in one summer. He becomes overwhelmed with questions of life's purpose. Will his conscience allow him to do whatever is needed to be the young man he wants to be, or will tragedy stop him in his tracks?
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