Friday, March 25, 2011

Megan's Island

Written by: Willo Davis Roberts

First line: There was one week of school left on the day the peculiar things began to happen.

Why you should read this book: Things don't add up in Megan's mind: why should her mother tear up the rent check, pull her and her brother out of school, and leave for vacation a week early, in the middle of the night, without taking Megan's best friend, Annie, like she promised? Despite the interesting islands in the juxtaposed lake, summer at Grandpa's cabin feels wrong under these circumstances, especially after Megan hears her mother confessing to her Grandpa that she's been lying to the kids for a long time. What are they running from, who are the strange men asking question about redheaded kids, and what will happen when the truth finally catches up with them?

Why you shouldn't read this book: Your parents lied to you your whole life and you turned out OK.

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