Juliet's summer holiday is going to be great. Her dad is in town to spend time with her. She and Tyler had made plans to see each other -- finally -- and she'd just gotten a letter from her distant and mysterious cousin.
(She still had a ton of forgotten school work to get through -- but she's very happy to ignore that. Mr. Tanner was a dick anyway for giving them homework during the holidays.)
She's never actually met her cousin. Or even spoken to him. So the letter was weird. And exciting. Her dad spoke so fondly of him. She needed to see what all the fuss was about.