It all started when dad sent me the birthday card a month early(like always). Those 10 words I will never forget...What are you going to do for your big day?... This thrilling ride through the Big One-Oh roller coaster has its ups, it has its downs, but you never get off until the big day! Charley Maplewood is turning 10,when he finally meets his crazy neighbor Garry Quarky. He learns that he was a retired effects man, and that inspires Charley to have a house of horror birthday with all the wrong people. The two school bullies, three girly girls that care more about nails than themselves, and more party goer's! Can Charley pull this off without the grownups finding out? Read The Big One-Oh by Dean Pitchford and find out!