A sudden trip to a seaside house. A boy with brown sugar eyes. And then , a mysterious letter.Felicity's glamorous parents have a secret. When they leave her with distant relatives in Maine, far away from the battles of WWII, Felicity hopes they won't be gone for long. Her new Uncle Gideon hides things. Her Aunt Miami is star-crossed. And Derek, a kid her age, refuses to leave his room.But Felicity needs Derek's help. Gideon is getting coded letters from Felicity's parents, and she's sure they're in trouble. Can Felicity crack the code, heal the family and save her parents, all while surviving her first crush? It's a tall order for a small girl, but Felicity is up for the challenge.
Phoebe Stone is the beloved and acclaimed author of several novels for middle grade, including The Romeo and Juliet Code
, which was hailed by the Boston Globe
as "quite simply the best novel for young readers . . . since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
." She received four starred reviews for The Boy on Cinnamon Street
, and another star for her novel Deep Down Popular
awarded a starred review to Romeo Blue
, the follow-up to The Romeo and Juliet Code
, calling it "compelling, and with plenty of heart and soul." Phoebe and her husband live in Middlebury, Vermont.