In Boarding Action by Angela Benedetti, Cam’s friend Ted comes up with a plan to scare their mutual friend Marcia. Pirates have been preying on the expensive yachts in the local bay, and Ted thinks they should dress up as pirates and pretend to raid Marcia’s family’s yacht. The plan goes wrong when Marcia’s hot older brother Markus appears with a gun. Cam’s friends abandon him, and Cam is forced to face the guy he’s been carrying a torch for. Markus thinks of a way to punish Cam, but then they’re interrupted by the real pirates. Can the boys turn the tables on their attackers?
Angela Benedetti’s story was excellent with the way the plot turned back on itself to make heroes into zeroes and back into heroes.
I’m delighted she liked it; thanks to Maija for her comments.