Frankie & Bug
by Gayle Forman
This book has everything a summer story should have: ice cream, lemonade, roller skating, time at the beach, new friends and...a serial killer. Set in 1987 Venice, California, we meet 10-year old Bug, her family and her neighbors as summer begins. Bug is frustrated that her plans for a perfect summer are being changed, but this summer and meeting Frankie will open her eyes to a much wider world. Frankie and Bug begin to see people in a fuller way, all while trying to solve crimes and have a fun summer break. They also learn family is not blood; it’s who you choose.