Monday, September 22, 2008


Everyone in her small town thinks that Lily is brain damaged because since her brother's death two years ago she had not spoken a word and finds making eye contact with anyone difficult. Only her father and a neighbor, Fern, keep on talking to her even though she never answers. When Fern's grand-niece Tinny arrives in town and discovers that Lily can read, she in fact has read every Nancy Drew mystery in the Library, she threatens to expose her secret. But Tinny doesn't know that Lily has a much darker secret which the reader can discover in Cicada Summer by Andrea Beatty

For grades 4-6.

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