|Author: M. E. Kerr|
|After meeting and falling in love, Buddy Boyle and wealthy Skye Pennington learn of a long-buried secret concerning Buddys rich German grandfather that changes their feelings about each other forever and rocks their small Long Island community *Author: Kerr, M. E. *Series Title: Harper Keypoint Book *Publication Date: 1990/10/01 *Number of Pages: 183 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00|
From the Publisher:
A teenage boy falls in love with an "upper-class" girl and gets to know his estranged grandfather in one heartbreaking summer which climaxes in a shattering search for Nazi war criminals.Buddy Boyle lives year-round with his family in unfashionable Seaville, New York, in a cramped little house on the bay. Skye Pennington spends the summers nearby on lavish estate complete with ocean view and a butler named Peacock.
But Skye and Buddy fall in love anyway. And every once in a while they visit Buddy's estranged grandfather, who makes them forget they're from opposite sides of town. Then a reporter appears, searching for a man known as Gentlehands, a man with a horrifying past. Who is Gentlehands? And what is his connection to Buddy's handsome, aristocratic grandfather? The mystery threatens to shatter Buddy and Skye's relationship, and change their lives forever.
When Buddy Boyle falls in love with the rich Skye Pennington, he knows he's in over his head. After all, the son of a police detective doesn't have the same advantages as the wealthy. To impress Skye on their first date, Buddy takes her to his cultured grandfather's house--even though Buddy hasn't seen him since he was small. Soon Buddy starts staying with his grandfather, and eventually moves in--only to discover that his grandfather is the notorious SS guard, Gentlehands.