It was the best summer of his life, and the darkest days he ever lived.
Danny Novak, at thirteen, was hired to work at Camp Baker for the summer. He’s the youngest boy on staff, but he’s sure he’ll fit right in. He quickly learns, it’s not that easy.
When Danny fails the swim test to work on the waterfront, Mark, the bad boy on staff, is forced to teach Danny to swim or get sent home. Home is the last place Mark wants to go, but he wants nothing to do with the skinny little runt who’s ruined his summer. Mark forces Danny to swim, but even if he passes the test, will the other guys on the waterfront accept him?
On the Waterfront is a bittersweet coming of age tale of two boys struggling for acceptance and friendship.
- Winner of the 2023 National Indie Excellence Award
- Winner of the 2023 Independent Press Award
- Winner of the 2023 Literary Titan Award
- Publishers Weekly – BookLife Prize 8.25 out of 10