Meanwhile, Sidney has fallen for Joey even though Joey's mother wants him to buzz off. Sidney ignores that request, and even wins Joey's mother over, but his own mom suggests that he back off a bit, and then tells him why--"she's too rough for you." Sidney responds in a way he never has before: he uses his head.
Jeffrey wants his father back. But would getting his parents back together bring happiness to his life? After watching Sidney and Charlie and their respective romances, Jeffrey begins to doubt it, and instead decides to impose his own form of order in the home of Grandma and Grandpa Anderson.
One Missing Finger continues the story of the three small-town misfits introduced in Frog Face and the Three Boys. Reaching new comedic heights as they stumble further through the jungle of friendship and into the swamp of young love, the three boys realize that as they get older they need to rely on themselves and trust each other.
Don Trembath's teen novels, including Lefty Carmichael Has a Fit and the Harper Winslow series, have all gone on to become bestsellers. Frog Face and the Three Boys has been short-listed for the Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Award.
One Missing Finger is the second of four books in The Black Belt Series.
Book one is Frog Face and the Three Boys.
Book three is The Bachelors.
Book four is The Big Show.