YOUNG READER - AGES 8 TO 12

Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes

Bird Lake Moon
Kevin Henkes
Greenwillow (2008)
ISBN 9780061470790
Reviewed by Brianne Plach (age 10) for Reader Views (7/08)

Have you ever been convinced something is wrong and found out later that it wasn’t that way? Imaginations are great things, except that sometimes your imagination can run wild and make you think something entirely different than the truth.

Spencer is spending his summer vacation at BirdLake. He is sure that there is a haunted house nearby. The house is rundown and he keeps finding clues that the house is haunted; but, is it just his imagination running wild, or is someone setting him up? Spencer makes a new friend in Mitch. Spencer spends a lot of time trying to convince Mitch that the house is truly haunted. But Mitch seems too skeptical to come around to Spencer’s way of thinking. Does Mitch know something that Spencer doesn’t?

“BirdLake Moon” is a great summer read. The two boys are spending the summer at BirdLake. They are doing all the normal stuff that boys do during a vacation but there’s a mystery to be solved while there. There are many adventures around the lake to keep the boys occupied.

If you like mysteries and spooky old things, you will love “Bird Lake Moon” by Kevin Henkes. I’m sure he talks from experience when describing young boy’s adventures. It is no surprise that Mr. Henkes is an award-winning author. He will keep you on the edge of your seat and entertain you from cover to cover. When you see the moon out in the sky this summer, think of all the fun you could have if you visited BirdLake!

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