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Unexplained deaths have occurred in the tiny village of Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island, for more than half a century. Every five years, to be exact, the river claims a victim.
This year, thirteen year old Leigh Kennedy and her friends are destined to die. Can Leigh find out why this has been happening in time to escape their fate?
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Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review
My Review: Leigh and her friends live in an idyllic small town. Idyllic–except for a dark curse that the old folks don’t like to talk about. The curse strikes every five years and has already hit close to home; Leigh’s best friend’s brother has already been lost to the evil in the river. Now the river won’t be satisfied with only one victim. Leigh and all her friends are in danger and it’s only a matter of time.
In many ways, this book is like a good, old-fashioned, gather-around-the-campfire ghost story, which I adore. It’s a straightforward tale without complexity. The writing is simple, and though the subject matter is spooky, it isn’t graphic. There’s a bit of a Goosebumps feel to this novel, and therefore I’d recommend this book for younger teens or preteens.
Since the plot is very uncomplicated, I’m not sure if this book would have the widespread appeal of a YA book for older teens, but the book is entertaining. There’s a light crush explored in the book and some friendship drama and I would have liked to have seen this issues expanded on just a bit. Overall, this was a good story preteens will enjoy.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
About the Author:
Julie Affleck lives on a small island in Canada called Prince Edward Island. There she raises her four children while desperately searching for time to write! She loves reading kids books to her children. Her favorites are any Robert Munsch books and the Pinkalicious series.She will always find time for Nora Roberts, Karen Robards, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King. I have a blog I write (foolishness!) on. What I’m working on, what I should/want to be doing in my writing career. My goal is to post once a month so I don’t overload myself or scare me away with another deadline. You can find me at: http://julieaffleck.blogspot.ca/
2 paperbacks of Unbelievers by Julia Affleck
Ends 16th June 2013