TITLE: Choosing Cherry Street
GENRE.: Middle Grade Contemporary
12-year-old Max’s summer camp dreams are dashed when his mother uses their meager funds for his father’s rehab. But with the help of a feisty, home-schooled neighbor, Chapin, Max finds hope in his plan to cure his dad once and for all by building a secret tree house in an abandoned lot. When bullies, panicky parents and a toxic allergy to peanuts threaten to ruin everything, Max must choose between his loyalties and learn how to take responsibility for his own actions and happiness.