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Summer at Forsaken Lake

Beil, Michael D. (eBook - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Summer at Forsaken Lake
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Twelve-year-old Nicholas and his ten-year-old twin sisters, Hetty and Haley, spend the summer with their Great-Uncle Nick at Forsaken Lake, where he and their new friend Charlie investigate the truth about an accident involving their families many years before.
Authors: Beil, Michael D.
Title: Summer at Forsaken Lake
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Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (330 p.) :,ill
Summary: Twelve-year-old Nicholas and his ten-year-old twin sisters, Hetty and Haley, spend the summer with their Great-Uncle Nick at Forsaken Lake, where he and their new friend Charlie investigate the truth about an accident involving their families many years before.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 0375897917
9780375897917
Statement of Responsibility: Michael D. Beil
Subject Headings: Ohio Juvenile fiction Ohio Fiction Detective and mystery stories Great-uncles Juvenile fiction Lakes Juvenile fiction Families Juvenile fiction Summer Juvenile fiction Mystery and detective stories Great-uncles Fiction Lakes Fiction Families Fiction Summer Fiction
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Mystery and detective stories
Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Detective and mystery stories
Great-uncles
Lakes
Families
Summer
Mystery and detective stories
Great-uncles
Lakes
Families
Summer
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Beil, Michael D. Summer at Forsaken Lake. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 9780375867422 (DLC) 2011023511 (OCoLC)745428681
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Aug 27, 2012
  • White_Butterfly_20 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a great summer book. Michael D. Beil proves once again he can create awesome relatable characters. Just enough nostalgia to entice readers.

A nice little mystery for the gentler reader.

Jul 13, 2012
  • lmn14x rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I hope no one would really name their twins Hetty and Haley, and having a 'Nick' and 'Nicholas' tripping over each other throughout the story was annoying. Too bad the boy wasn't named after his father Will instead! Sometimes the author's story-telling technique is a little heavy-handed and 'my, aren't these kids cute', but the novel is interesting and realistic, a nice change from the usual magicians, demons, knights, and Greek, Roman, Scandinavian etc. gods and goddesses over-populating kid's stories lately. The author gets in a couple of recommended titles, too, as one kid or another discovers a good book over the summer.

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With their father en route to Africa for Doctors Without Borders, city-kids Nicholas and younger twin sisters Haley and Hetty are off to spend the summer with their Great-Uncle Nick at his house on Forsaken Lake. Despite some initial doubts, Nicholas is right at home in the country: he learns to sail, learns about his father as a boy, and makes fast friends with a local-girl, the tomboy Charlie.

The summer takes a turn toward the mysterious, though, when Nicholas discovers an old movie that his father made as a boy: it tells the story of the local legend, The Seaweed Strangler, but was never finished. Before long Nicholas wants answers both about the legend, and about the movie. Together, he and Charlie work to uncover the truth and discover some long-buried family secrets along the way.

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