(From the publisher):
Loren has lived his whole life on Windward Island but high school is on the mainland. A lighthouse keeper's son, he cannot face the thought of leaving, but the light is to be automated and there is no future for him on the island now. His friend, Caleb, a fisherman's son, faces the same choice, for the fish have gone.
When a yacht pulls into the Windward Island harbour, the boys' problems escalate. On the yacht is April--sullen, sophisticated and unhappy at being forced to spend the summer away from her own world and friends.
As the boys clash over their feelings for April and for the future of the island itself, their lifelong friendship seems about to crumble. It takes a near-tragic accident at sea to bring the three young people together and help Loren recognize the path he must take.
Original title: Windward Island
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Coming of Age