"Although a warm account of a turbulent but strong relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, this text remains flat until a surprise conflict in the final chapters slightly ratchets up the tension. (author's note, fact sources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Sam finds out she's visiting her grandparents for a whole month of summer vacation, she's beyond bummed, especially because it means spending lots of time with her grandfather the Colonel, a grumpy retired fighter pilot.
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