"How do you know when the summer is really and truly over? My dad says it's over at precisely one second after midnight on September 21st. My friend Ellen says it's over the moment you start thinking about whether to buy a three ring binder or a spiral notebook for school. But for me, the way I know the summer is a goner is when my brother Pete and Artie, the strongest man in the world, go to the beach and try to beat up the ocean. They're not crazy, just angry...angry that summer has to end. I know exactly how they feel."