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Quicksand Pond by Janet Taylor Lisle
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Aug 12, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: middle-school, realistic-fiction

Book Talk
Jessie's dad decides he and his kids need a vacation and packs up the family for a 6-week stay at the beach. No Internet, no iPods or phones, nothing but peace and quiet. And Jessie is BORED. Until she meets feisty and adventurous Terri Carr, and the two of them find a raft for exploring nearby Quicksand Pond, where people have gone missing and a mysterious murder occurred in the past.

My Thoughts
I enjoyed this book a lot, but I felt like it couldn't figure out what it wanted to be. It was a little realistic fiction, a little historical fiction, some mystery. I wanted each piece of the story to be fleshed out more. I wanted more of the older woman's story who watched the girls from the window. I wanted to know more about Terri and her life. And what was happening in Jessie's family with her parents? The story tried to cover too much territory in too short of a book.

My Recommendation
3.5/5 stars
Grades 5+

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Reading Progress

August 5, 2017 – Started Reading
August 5, 2017 – Shelved
August 12, 2017 – Shelved as: middle-school
August 12, 2017 – Shelved as: realistic-fiction
August 12, 2017 – Finished Reading

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