In Ted Dunagan’s third young adult novel, boyhood friends Ted and Poudlum, a white and a black boy who live in the rural segregated South of the 1940s, are in for more adventure. On A fishing trip, they camp out in the vicinity of a Ku Klux Klan meeting and they learn the identity of key Klansmen. They used their wits to escape down the river but only to swim into the arms of more trouble, including Ted and Poudlum would even be kidnapped. Their escapades test their resourcefulness and challenge their awakening moral selves, and each bend in the river causes them to wonder what’s the right thing to do. Being a kid was never better than when Ted Dunagan imagines it.