When Kanani Akina’s cousin Rachel comes to stay for a month, Kanani can’t wait to show her what life is like in a friendly Hawaiian town—from eating shave ice to snorkeling with sea turtles. But Rachel seems homesick and unhappy. Kanani tries hard to help Rachel feel at home and have fun, but nothing seems to work—until an urgent animal rescue on the beach brings the girls together.
Then, just as things are going well, a silly mistake threatens their fragile friendship. Kanani feels terrible and longs to reconnect with Rachel. But before she can truly help her cousin, Kanani herself must learn the real meaning of the aloha spirit.
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Girls of the Year