About This Project

Christopher McLaren’s summer before college is shaping up to be pretty boring. He’s working at his uncle’s beverage distributor while living alone at his mother’s home in an exclusive California neighborhood. His older brother, Matt, is away fighting in the Korean War. The only companion he really has is the family dog, Roof. And his girlfriend is headed off to college, all the way on the opposite coast.

Things look decidedly unmemorable – that is, until one day Christopher catches a couple of teenage hoodlums from a rougher part of town stealing beer from one of his uncle’s delivery trucks. After a confrontation ends with a night in jail for them all, it’s clear to Christopher that the summer is about to become a whole lot more interesting than he expected…


Coming of Age/Young Adult

Release Date

December 2014


eBook & Paperback

Charles Alverson