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Secrets of the Cicada Summer by Andrea Beaty
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Apr 04, 11

bookshelves: read-2011, level-middle-grade, blog-reviewed, genre-realistic-fiction, published-2000s
Read from April 03 to 04, 2011

This is a quick read, but there's a lot of emotion packed into it. Lily's loss and grief, Tinny's dishonesty and fear, and the reactions of different people in town to both of these girls are what drives the story. It's been marketed as a mystery, but I think that's a bit of a simplification. There are mysterious elements here, but this story is much more than a who-dun-it. It's the journey from sorrow to hope, and a portrait of the tragedies and difficulties than can rattle small-town communities.

Read my full review on my blog: http://sharingsoda.blogspot.com/2011/...
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