February 10, 2016

WoW: Summerlost by Ally Condi

This post is inspired by a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Today I'm Waiting On:

Release Date: March 29, 2016

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. 

As I said before I'm a firm believer that middle grade books (or all books) should reflect to people their lives.  You should be able to see yourself in the books you read - see your life.  I think this is a prime example of a book that some kids need to see and read because it reflects their lives.  And if it doesn't - it might reflect the lives of someone they know, so it will give them an understanding of that.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a huge middle grade fan. I'm sure I'll read more of them when my kids get older. Hope you enjoy this one though.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know