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This book was recommended to me as a mystery, and I gave it a rating of four out of five. Nicholas and his sisters must leave New York City to spend the summer with Uncle Nick in northern Ohio. Boring! However, Nicholas meets Charlie, a girl about his age with a killer curveball, and they discover that their family's pasts have some connections. Nicholas's dad was accused of causing an accident that could have killed Charlie's mom. Nicholas and Charlie do some investigating and realize that someone else was behind the boat crash. They set out to uncover the mystery and form a strong bond in the process. Will their parents rekindle their childhood bonds too?
This book has a nice easy-going plot. It's not super suspenseful, although the rescue of a damaged sailboat, in the middle of a severe storm, had its moments. I enjoyed the interaction of Nicholas and Charlie, and the twins were very entertaining. Although the plot had a mystery, it unfolded pretty much the way I expected.