Adam has a major crush on Samantha. He's thirteen, and lives by the beach at the Ponderosa Holiday Cabins, run by his extended family. Samantha is slightly older, very much wiser, and lives at a town nearby.
Adam's grandfather claims to know the funniest joke in the world, and 'anyone who hears it will fall in love with you'. But unfortunately Grandpa dies before he can tell Adam the joke. What follows is a smart, funny-sad story about a family sticking together and the hilarious ups and downs of first love.
These include spontaneous public nakedness, inappropriate laughter at funerals, and a brother plotting to blow up the toilets while his grandmother is in them.
Doug Macleod is a master of domestic comedy which is used to great effect in this breezy laugh-laden story of thirteen year old Adam and his family, friendships and love.