All four of the best friends were out on the breakwater together, watching a huge storm come in over the spit of land called Provincetown. Lorna, always their leader, the one who’d made them come out in this terrible weather, was out front, running. Finn, who’d loved Lorna for years, followed next, then Lucas, who loved her secretly, and finally, Jackie, her best friend always. But it got so dark, and the wind was so loud it was impossible to hear anyone. Jackie wasn’t sure just where everybody was anymore, and then she saw it, the white jacket Lorna always wore, floating far out in the ocean, being dragged out to sea. The three of them were helpless. What could they do? And who would they be now, without Lorna?
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When it comes to someone looking for a great book to read on the beach or outside by the pool on a hot day, this boo does not disappoint. The group of kids, while stereotypical, is easy to understand. The main mystery of the local girl’s disappearance and the grief the kids go through feel real and understandable. While the mystery unfolds, other events keep the reader wondering and provide them with clues to unravel the truth.
What I liked best: Overall, I like the fact that the book was a page turner. During the summer, I like fun reads that keep me interested and wanted to find out more- even if it is to see if I figured out the mystery or not.
What left me wanting more: There is one mature story line element that revolves around relationships between a man in his 30s and teenage girls. While it doesn’t go into great detail, I feel like it wasn’t treated as seriously as it should have. This topic makes it closer to older teenagers than middle school.
This is a great book for those looking for a light mystery for the summer. Wittlinger’s fans will not be disappointed.
Easy to read