Everything is better at the beach, right? Briggs has just graduated from high school, he’s got his future all planned from a full-ride scholarship, to a double-degree (law/MBA), and then he’ll make a lot of money! In the meantime, he’ll be spending summer at the beach as caretaker/companion for an elderly widow. Briggs thinks he has it made but life has some important lessons for him. I thoroughly enjoyed this often funny, sometimes poignant novel. A perfect beach read – definitely a successful cross-over novel for YA and above!