Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel. Set in rural Iowa, sixteen-year-old Ellie Morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just get her potentially prize winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds. If only she could work up the courage to approach Wes, the new boy in town. But with pumpkin thieves threatening Ellie's pumpkin, Max, and Sweet Corn Coquette contestants eyeing Wes, Ellie is not so sure if she can make it. Paperback, 208 pages, for ages 12 and up.