Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cicada Summer by Andrea Beaty

Publisher: Amulet Books, 2008
Pages:  176
Genre:  Middle Grade Mystery
Lily loves reading Nancy Drew books.  She loves them so much that she sneaks them out of the library to read them.  Why does she sneak them out?  Ever since an accident that took her voice, people have considered her brain damaged.  She has let them.  It is easier to handle the pain.  Things change when a young girl named Tinny comes to town and discovers Lily's secret.   She blames Lily when she steals from her great aunt.  Lily is not the only one hiding something.  Lily is sure Tinny is up to no good and just like Nancy Drew she is going to solve this mystery.  This was a very good book.  The characters were very believable.  I didn't quite understand the situation with Lily's brother until I finished the book.  Then I went back to the beginning and re-read the first chapter.  It all clicked.  There were two mysteries working side by side here.  Great book.  I recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries.

1 comment:

  1. I'm picky on which mystery books I read.
    This one sounds good.
    Thanks for the recommendation.