by Maureen Johnson
Clio's father is an adventurer and a charmer, but the qualities that make him fun are the same qualities that make him difficult. Out of the blue, her dad wants Clio to join him on a yacht in the Mediterranean for the summer. Clio has just accepted a job at the art store she loves, working with the boy she adores, and she knows that things are never as exciting as her dad makes them sound. Without a choice, Clio joins her dad for the summer and discovers he is on a new hare-brained mission that ties her to their past. Stuck in an inescapable situation, Clio must learn to get along with the motley crew on the boat and, in the process, learns about maturity and love.