It’s 1968 in the small Texas town of Archer City. The average price of a new car is twenty-eight hundred dollars. Gasoline is thirty-four cents per gallon. A postage stamp cost a nickel. And people still sleep with their doors unlocked at night. Fifteen-year-old Jim, and his buddies, Charles and Gary, are charting new territory—high school—and finding the transition challenging to say the least. Together, they confront broken hearts, bullies, initiations, and all of the trappings of being teenagers.
Meanwhile, just outside of town, a mystery is brewing: Cattle are turning up dead amid reports of strange lights in the night sky and claims of a bizarre "creature" roaming the countryside. Come join the boys as they cope with all that's going on while trying to pull off their greatest prank ever in this funny and endearing sequel to River Season.
(Courtesy of Kollin Gillaspie of Bowie High School)
Note: This book is currently out-of-print.