It is 1968. Best friends, Ronnie and Sarah are twelve years old. It is their last summer. Junior High will start in the fall, but for now the girls are free to climb trees, ride bikes and sneak out of the house for midnight adventures. The Viet Nam war is at first a distant background to their summer, but Ronnie’s brother could be drafted to fight in Viet Nam if he can’t get into college. Her older sister’s new friends might have new and interesting ideas, but they are not quite as innocent as they seem, and the anti-war protests grow more violent all over the country. Suddenly being grounded or checking on the pollywogs doesn’t seem so important to Ronnie. When the issues of the day begin to intrude on the girls’ idyllic summer, they will explode in a tragedy their families will never forget.