This book is about a girl and her family experiencing a time of bad luck. Summer's brother, Jaz, doesn’t have any friends to invite to his birthday party. Then, there is an emergency and her parents have to go to Japan before harvest season. Summer’s grandparents come out of retirement to come help with the harvest, but they are old-fashioned and challenging to be with. When her grandmother, Obaachan hurts her back, it is up to Summer to sort things out and keep their family from losing their jobs.
I like this book because of the set up. The plot was fascinating. It had a lot of twists and turns, but during the story, the excitement in the book stayed in a believable form. The author made the book seem like the reader is experiencing the things the main character was going through. The main character, Summer, was very lovable. She was trying to please her elders, but she remained sweet and kind the whole time. I recommend this book for anyone 9+.