When Belle Prater disappears, her boy Woodrow comes to live with his grandparents in Coal Station, Virginia. Woodrow's cousin Gypsy lives next door and tries to find out about his mother's disappearance. As the cousins spend time together, they find they have much in common and become best friends during their sixth-grade year. But Gypsy, the town beauty, has hidden secrets of her own and wonders how Woodrow accepts his mother's disappearance when she can't get over her father's death. That's when Woodrow tells Gypsy the truth about his mother.
Original title: Belle Prater's Boy
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Mystery