My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I so enjoyed this book. The characters are quirky and real, with scoundrels and real-life heroes. I love books that have a small town setting, and this story takes place in Tupelo Landing in North Carolina, where everybody knows your name. And what story would not be complete without a protagonist who was found one stormy night by a flooding river, and taken in by two very strange, but loving, adults? Enter a best friend who will do anything for you, and then, a murder, and you have a terrific read. This is one of those stories that can be enjoyed by both girls and boys, and is a good fit for grades 6-8.
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