Summer Changes Everything

Summer Changes Everything
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As sure as the seasons dissolve from one into the next, things will change. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing…

Dylan Martin is a street-hardened teen and top-notch skateboarder from Philadelphia. When he’s on his board, he’s in the Zone and can master tricks that others envy, but off his board, he’s often flailing and fighting just to stay grounded. Now he has hit rock bottom. A string of poor choices has placed him on a collision course with his parents and the police. He faces a looming court date and worse—he’s now being forced to spend the summer with his grandparents in the sleepy, backwater town of Russell, Pennsylvania.

Summer Changes Everything is a coming of age novel that explores the struggles that many teens face: addiction, family crisis, and identity. But it’s also a story of how unconditional love can make all the difference in a person’s life. When Dylan unexpectedly meets his first love, what he once called a death sentence turns out to be the summer that changes everything. With the help of this extraordinary girl, Dylan rediscovers his love of skateboarding and channels it into a positive force in his own life and the lives of those around him. But as old demons re-emerge, Dylan must come to grips with the person he once was and fight to overcome his past before it finally catches up with him.


Joe Harvey is an English teacher, musician, and author of books for upper-grade children, teens, and young adults. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with his wife, Kara, his children, Zachary and Erica, his Golden Retriever, Lola, and his two cats, Cinnamon and Sugar.

by Joe Harvey
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x .5
188 Pages
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Marriage & Divorce
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Depression
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
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