Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Blackwater" by Eve Bunting

13-year-old Brodie planned on spending his summer vacation hanging out with his best friend and trying to impress a girl he likes. Instead, he gets stuck babysitting his cousin Alex from the city. While trying to teach Alex how to swim at the local swimming hole, a terrible event takes place that Brodie is at fault for. One girl ends up dead and a boy is missing thanks to Brodie's mistake and the dangerous Blackwater River.

The catch? Everyone thinks that Brodie is a hero because he jumps into the treacherous Blackwater after the two victims. Brodie is too afraid to speak up and tell the town what really happened. Shortly after, strange clues begin to appear at his parents doorstep that lead him to believe that "someone" saw him that day. Will Brodie own up to his mistakes or will he let the town believe that he is a hero? You will have to read it yourself to find out! I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

1 comment:

The Librarian said...

You really make me want to read this book - good job, Island Girl!