Between the Moon and Shine
When fifteen-year-old Bobbi Flowers wishes on a falling star for a summer to remember, rescuing her twin brother from Trogs and meeting a sixteen-year-old boy who claims he's over half a century old isn't what she has in mind.
When her brother is kidnapped from Grandma Moon's back yard one night, Bobbi sets out to find him. Armed with her Louisville Slugger (to wallop those creepy Trogs into the next county) and a jar of peanut butter (in case she gets hungry), her search leads her through a portal in the woods to The Overthere -- and Michael. He's sixteen going on sixty and wants nothing to do with an outsider. When Bobbi saves his little brother's life, Michael reluctantly agrees to help her. It becomes a race against time when Michael tells her that each night she spends in The Overthere might mean years -- if not decades -- will pass before she returns to her home in Shine. Staying fifteen forever doesn't sound like much fun and going home decades in the future doesn't either.