Brett Gerson had it made until his stockbroker father got nabbed by the police, tried and sent to jail. That's right - now he has a father who's a jailbird, a mother who has to shoulder the family finances, an economical family car and no pool in the backyard of his aunt's home where he now resides. Since they've lost the entire family fortune, sixteen-year-old Brett is working a summer job as a pool boy. It's one of those summers where you start to see things a bit differently and to grow up just a little. Alfie, owner of the pool cleaning company, proves to be a valuable instructor. Ages 11-15 190 pages
- Realistic Fiction
- Pool Boy
Reader Personality Type
Roaring Brook Press 2002
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