Twelve-year-old Hana is anticipating a miserable summer, but when she discovers her favorite teacher, Mr. CraneDavidsitting alone on the beach, things suddenly start to get much better. Mr. Crane has come to Cape Cod to decide whether he should return to teaching in the fall. And, much to Hana's surprise, the young teacher actually values her opinion. Accustomed to being treated like a baby by her family, Hana blooms in the warmth of Mr. Crane's attention. But when her mother misinterprets her relationship with David Crane, Hana is forced to stand up for herself while dealing with her own strong and confusing feelingsa struggle that pays off in unexpected ways.
About the Author
C. S. Adler is the author of many novels for young readers, including the recent One Unhappy Horse and Winning. She lives on Cape Cod and in Arizona.
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A twelve-year-old girl develops a crush on her English teacher when he spends a week at a beach near her family's cottage.
Hana thinks that her family has no respect or care for her so she sneaks out to the beach alone, only her mom catches her and Hana's sister, Elena, and two brothers convince their mother to let Hana go. So Hana went, and, Mr. Crane, her sixth grade English teacher is there, sitting on a rock, where Hana likes to dry. Not knowing that it was Mr. Crane, or David Crane, Hana frowns at him, and left to read. David comes up to her and says he knew she was familiar, and then Hana develops a crush on Mr.Crane. And I liked it very much, that's what happened! Only there's more that I didn't tell about at the end! Find out about it yourself!