When Charlie exaggerates about his dad’s career and convinces his classmates that his dad would be the greatest Career Week speaker ever, what will happen if his dad actually does come and his friends find out the truth?
"A black, smoking shell stood where our house had been. The barn that'd been near to twice as big as the house was nothing but a head of ashes too. 'Pa!' My voice cracked and floated up into the early morning sky. Eliza crept up behind me and slipped her hand into mine. ‘They're dead, ain't they, Jacob?'"