A Young Adult novel, this is the story of Georgie, an overweight seventh grader who
is anticipating yet another lonely summer. Taunted by his peers and harassed by his
mother, Georgie goes to the last day of school with a mixture of dread and relief
only to meet up with a strange, orphaned boy (Hector)who will lead him on the adventure
of his life that he won’t quite remember.
Hector, having been raised in the jungle by missionary parents who were killed, has
unwittingly become hunted by criminals who have murdered his parents.
Georgie, MaiLing, and Hector must outwit parents, criminals and the police in an
attempt to set things right. With the help of a dimension traveling teenager, they
are forced to make a choice between personal happiness, jealousy, and friendship
to save a culture and, possibly, a life.