I saw him go down. I saw him trip and fall. It replays in my memory when I don't want it to. Like a record. Like something caught in a groove. Andy has dreamed of going to camp Winasaukee, like his brother did, to make new friends, to swim competitively, maybe to have his first girlfriend. But finally at camp, he gets caught up in a triangle with Johnny March, his idol, and a simple summer becomes a game spinning out of control. The question is: Can he get himself out before he -- or someone else -- gets hurt? Novelist John Herman makes his debut on the Philomel list with this compelling, startling look at the kaleidoscope of human nature. A critic writes, "This book is achingly true -- teenagers will love it."