The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you’ve never been to the Poconos, The Secrets of Lake Road brings that world to you. Two drownings bookend this story about a lake community that is simultaneously torn apart and bound by tragedy. I loved the different points of view from each narrator and found myself drawn to Caroline’s story, the twelve-year-old looking for answers on her own terms. The setting and tone are pitch perfect, and I had to create a new shelf just to capture the Best Romantic Text Ending I’ve ever read.

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