After one chaotic year in New York City, the Austin's decide to get away for the summer. They are spending the summer on an island where their grandfather lives. He is very sick, and it's more than Vicky can bear watching him get worse and worse as the summer progresses. To make matters worse, she finds herself being the center of attention to 3 different boys.
Vicky met Zachary Grey last summer. A troublesome boy who has just lost his mother wants all of Vicky's attention. Leo Rodney a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father leaves him turning to Vicky for comfort and maybe romance? And last but not least Adam Eddington, who is only asking Vicky for help with his research project on dolphins. Dolphins and Adam are just what Vicky may need in order to get through this heart wrenching summer. Recommended for ages 11 and up. A 1981 Newbery Honor Book.