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Kid View: Summerlost by Ally Condie

Summerlost by Ally Condie spine

Kid View: Summerlost by Ally Condie

Summerlost Book Cover Summerlost
Ally Condie
Middle Grades, Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Fiction
Dutton Books for Young Readers
March 29, 2016
272
11-13

 
It's the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what’s left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They’re just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar.
 

 

Review

 
Summerlost is a very moving story about a girl who is trying to get over the loss of losing her father and brother in a fatal car crash. And I guarantee you will remember it long after you close the cover.
 
Summerlost by Ally Condie front cover
 
Normally I probably wouldn’t have picked up a book like Summerlost by Ally Condie, but I had to read it for a school summer reading assignment. Even though I only gave it three stars, I am glad I read it because really gave me a different perspective than I get in most of my books, so I think I would recommend everyone of 11 years of age or up. But it isn’t all realistic fiction, there is also a lot of mystery around the death of a famous actress, Lisette Chamberlain, so there is also a lot of thrill.
 
Summerlost by Ally Condie back cover
 


 

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