Waiting for Augusta (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781481448390, 336pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2016
With a fresh, funny voice, lots of adventure, and a healthy dose of magic, from the author of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher and Nooks & Crannies--which School Library Journal called "original, engaging, and funny" in a starred review--comes a profound tale of love, loss, and family. Eleven-year-old Benjamin Putter has a lump in his throat, and he's certain it's a golf ball. He knows it sounds crazy, but everything's been topsy-turvy since his father died last month. And he doesn't know how to fix it. Then, one day, something starts tugging at Ben, telling him to hurry to Augusta, Georgia--home of the most famous golf course in the world. Ben might be going a little crazy, but escaping Hilltop, Alabama, sounds like a darn good idea. (And just maybe it will make that lump go away.) As he makes his way to Augusta, Ben partners up with a mysterious runaway named Noni, and they embark on a journey full of strange and wonderful surprises--and possibly magic--at every turn.