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With the long summer school holidays coming to an end, Rachel Cook's days are filled with hordes of homework and little time for boredom. But on an unusually hot and sticky Wednesday morning, her uneventful school break comes to a shuddering stop: an innocent trip to the park leaves her with more questions than answers about her family's past. As her parents' finances plummet towards the poverty line and beyond, the Cooks end up living high above an insignificant seaside town, in a creaky tree-house with a leaky loft. Rachel makes new friends when she rekindles an old one, and together they grapple the odd goings-on around the town of Lower-Inkcome-by-the-sea.