Punishment Summer by Peggy Rothschild is a heart-warming coming of age story that makes you stop and reflect on both the beauty and the cruelty of life. When I read the blurb on this one, I had to dive right in. The story of a girl named Nicki, who is sent to her grandfather’s in the town of Punishment. She has secrets, but so has Grandpa. From pot farms to trafficking, Nicki discovers nothing in ‘Punishment’ is as it seems. Good thing Grandpa taught her to shoot. This is an all encompassing novel of love, anger, learning and growing - and those are just a few of the emotions I felt reading this book. Thanks Peggy for a wonderfully written book.