Thursday, June 9, 2016

Bald Rock Island

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Synopsis (from Amazon): Can Kelcie solve the island's TWO mysteries in time? Ten-year-old Kelcie Oglethorpe's fisherman father disappeared at sea years ago. Since then, Kelcie has befriended Bald Rock Island's beloved Mr. Bartleby, a kindly man devoted to the village and its children. He often warns of a mysterious creature he once saw on the island's bald dome which towers a hundred feet above the sea, yet is hollow inside and connected to sea life by underground channels. Kelcie decides to help Mr. Bartleby solve the island's two enduring mysteries-what happened to her father, and what the sea creature might be. She learns that Mr. Bartleby was her father's lifelong best friend. During that terrible storm off the coast of Maine, Mr. Bartleby risked his own life to do everything possible to save Kelcie's dad, but no sign was ever found. Kelcie criss-crosses the island in search of clues and thinks she knows where she can find the ultimate answers. She resolves to explore the forbidden area of the island, and as she puts the final pieces of the puzzle together, a new storm arises. Can she solve the mysteries and return to safety before the new storm claims her as the previous one did her father? And what will she do when she finally confronts the mysterious creature face to face?

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  The Secret of Bald Rock Island was really good.  Mr. Bartleby tells a great tale about the monster that comes out of the sea and towers over the island.  As Kelcie tries to solve the mystery of what happened to her father, she ends up facing the monster just as a storm is getting ready to hit the island.  I really like the end, but will not spoil it for everyone.

Favorite Character(s):  Kelcie was my favorite character.  She was not afraid of anything and loved her dad very much.

Setting:  The coast of Maine....where my Dad is from.  I like books that take place near the ocean.

Fast read/slow read:  I read the book during my free reading period at school.  I thought it was a fast read.

Thanks for reading my review

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting me on your blog this week and showcasing my new book! I loved Allie's review and hope that all your blog readers like the book as much. Meanwhile, I hope you and your readers have a safe and happy summer!


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