Growing up in a competitive family inspires siblings Dylan and Rebecca to spend their last summer before Dylan heads off to college in one huge competition. The rules are simple: Each week one of them gets to issue a challenge and the resources allowed to be used to accomplish said challenge. Dylan and Rebecca both have to document the steps they took to do the challenge, as well as the end results. Each Sunday they have a panel of sixteen people who vote for the winner of that week’s challenge.
With challenges like Make a scrapbook of your favorite family vacation and Camp out for three days in the woods with only one backpack of supplies plus a tent, it’s not long before the whole family gets involved. But when they branch out to the community with challenges such as Write personalized cards to everyone in a nursing home and Give a needy house a remake by painting it, it’s clear they’re going to have to find back up.
In a heart-warming tale of sibling love, family togetherness and a whole community rallying around each other, The Summer of Challenges is a quirky and laugh-out-loud read.
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What about you? If you got to choose a challenge, what would it be?