Some characters in the book are Brady, J.T, and Digger they are all best friends. It takes place in their backyard. The problem is that Ben a little boy died.
Middle of the book
Brady was helping the Diangelos and helped coupe over her child dying and help her make a Butterfly Garden.
End of the book
The problem was resolved by J.T and Digger going to juvenile camp for 9 months or the entire 9 grade school year.
In the beginning of the book, Brady and his friends, J.T and Digger, saw the Mr. Diangelos about to get in the Red Kayak on a stormy day. Brady thought they should warn him not to go out but they all hated him so they just let him be. In the middle of school Brady was pulled out of school and was told to save Mrs.Diangelo and her 4 year old son Ben. They found Mrs. Diangelo and Brady found Ben but Ben was in the water for a long time and didn't have a pulse.
Brady was scared he didn't get there on time and that Ben wouldn't make it. FInally, his mom came to pick him up one day and told Brady he had past away. Brady felt like it was all his fault so he tried to make it better by going to help Mrs. Diangelo with chores around the house. One day Brady had to clean her shed and he found a drill with red paint all over it.
He remembered the day him, Digger, and J.T made a plan to have the Red Kayak sink, he never thought any of them would go through with it but Digger did not like Mr. Diangelo at all. Brady confronted J.T and Digger and found it they did it. After a few weeks Brady told his dad and they told the police. They had a few trials and J.T and Digger went to a juvenile camp for 9 months with they charge of second degree murder.