Gr 4-6-- Phoebe mistakenly believes that everyone else's opinion of her is directly related to her family's wealth. When her father's business suffers a setback and their summer home must be sold, Phoebe is confident that she will also lose her summer friends, so she can't rake up the nerve to tell her ``best summer friend,'' Kit. Meanwhile, Kit's older brother wants to raise funds to help save the old Coffin mansion. The friends decide to put on a talent show, a la Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, which raises, in one night, the incredible amount of $5,000. The story revolves around the conflicts which develop between Phoebe and Kit due to Phoebe's not telling her friend the truth about selling her house. It turns out that Kit does value Phoebe for more than her money. Although the plot is predictable, the two main characters are well developed and the dialogue is realistic. Readers who have enjoyed Roos' previous books about Plymouth Island will like this one. --Nancy P. Reeder, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, S.C.