6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Alisa’s entry. Thanks, Alisa!
Mystery Isle Judith St.George Puffin Books 181 pages Twelve-year-old Kimball Ames Lauder did not want to leave New York City to go to Shag Island in Maine for the summer. The huge mansion called The Anchorage, that sits on the island has been in her family for many generations, but she soon finds out that her great grandpa, Lester Arnold Kimball, is selling it. Kim and her mom ready the house to be sold, but when Kim’s mom is called away on business, Kim and her great-grandpa find themselves alone on the huge island. That night, Kim and her great-grandpa see flashing lights, hear strange music, and find an exotic parrot, convincing Kim’s great-grandpa hes going crazy like his father before him. But Kim knew what she saw, and investigates, finding out that they are in great danger.
Kim is very adventurous and for her, curiosity usually overcomes her fear. She is one of those city kids who needs her iPod, television, internet, and the phone to really satisfy her. If she does not have those, she would pick up a book and start reading.
What I liked about this best about this book is how Kim is almost destined to figure out what is going on at The Anchorage. I also love how she is so curious about things, even if it isn’t her business. Her adventurous attitude is exciting and sort of keeps me anxious, waiting to see what happened next.
I recommend this to people who love mystery and suspense. I also recommend this to people who enjoy a little action in their books
Submitted by Alisa D.