Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary.
“The Rainy Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Some people may think his or her life is more like a flood than a rain, especially a child or teen whose world is unexpectedly torn apart by divorce. Depending on his/her age, a child may not understand why one parent is no longer on the scene. The child, even a teen, may believe he is to blame for the mother or father leaving home. Children sometimes keep their feelings to themselves. It’s not cool, he may think, or else he can’t believe what has happened and thinks Mom or Dad will have a change of heart and return. The child or teen might appear tough on the outside, but inside he’s possibly in panic mode. What goes on in a kid’s head, no matter the age, is hard to decipher. Even the kid himself doesn’t always know why he acts the way he does.
Now, if a young person has friends to help him through the rough days, it will ease the uncertainty of the future, perhaps a little. Erik has friends at his new home, all right, but sometimes they’re more of a liability than an asset. The twins, Star and Storm, are a bit weird. Star reads minds and Storm … well, you’ll have to meet him to understand. It’s the ghosts that cause Erik the most trouble, however. Yes, he meets a pirate, a blockade runner, and a cat, all ghosts. While Erik still has to deal with the truth of his folks’ divorce, his new friends, both human and ghost, turn out to be the key to getting his mom and dad back together, or so he thinks.
But life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope it will and Erik is in for a few surprises along the way as he discovers what is truly important in life.