Just a Drop of Water
by: Colton Woodring
Jake and Sam are best friends, inseparable since they met each other while playing with army soldiers. They always were planning attacks, especially against Sam's sister, Aamber, and their neighbor, Mr. Wilkey, who was rumored to be a vampire. Jake's grandfather died fighting overseas, and he wants to be a hero just like his grandfather. On Jake's birthday, Jake didn't become the captain of his track team, and that seemed like the biggest thing to him at the time. He didn't know there were bigger things coming, such as the attacks on 9/11/2001
Soon, tensions are rising. Sam is punched because he is Muslim, and Jake keeps getting in trouble at home and school. When Sam's Dad is taken away by the F.B.I., Jake isn't sure who is on his side. When Jake learns that more trouble is brewing, he doesn't know whether to fight back or walk away. What will he do? You will have to read the book to find out.