By Betsy Duffey

Viking (1994)


YALSA Recommended Books

Garden State Children’s Book Award


“The story's strength lies in the depiction of the main character's struggle with his idealization of his unreliable, absentee father. The ever-present image of roller coasters effectively twists its way throughout the novel, and Hart's fascination with them is believable.” 

School Library Journal

“This nuanced portrait of the changed mother-son interaction after a divorce also captures a child's feelings about a parent who flits in and out of his life. Secret roller coasters and summer plans add zip to the story.”