YA love by lake rich girl/poor guy works on docks -- early 2000s

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YA love by lake rich girl/poor guy works on docks -- early 2000s

Mai 31, 2023, 2:34 pm

When I was in middle school we had to pick books for sustained silent reading. I remember picking out a book that took me by surprise and I couldn't put it down.

Given that it was so long ago (2005-2008) and I was young, I don't remember many details except this:

The book takes place in summertime. A young man works for a company that cleans/fixes docks (or yachts?). He does some work for a rich neighborhood on a lake. One of the rich family's daughter spends a lot of time outside and starts talking with him, eventually falling in love. I feel like something happens to him at the end-- maybe he finds himself in danger and she ends up coming to his rescue...? I want to say he gets kidnapped or something. (If that doesn't sound familiar but the beginning half does, please still leave your thought!) I also think it may be written from his point of view and hers -- alternating chapters.

I've thought of this book SO many times and have done every combination of google searches possible, but to no avail. I'd be ECSTATIC if we could find it. TIA!