I actually had to make myself put this book down so that I could make dinner.
Told from three different points of view, this is the story of, well, a bunch of people gathering at a campground in the middle of nowhere to wait for a total solar eclipse. It does not sound exciting, but trust me, it is a great book. Because of course, every time lots of people gather anywhere, many strange and amazing things happen. This book is worth reading if only as a study in character and point of view–the three main characters get to tell their story from their first person point of view, and the stories overlap in a way that makes you aware of things to come as though you were reading a third person omniscient narrative. In fact, this would not be a bad addition to the middle school curriculum. Hmmm….