Title: The Light in the Lake
Author: Sarah R. Baughman
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Hachette Book Group)
To say that I loved this book is an understatement. I adored Addie’s character and her determination, as well as Mr Dale because of his unrelenting support and encouragement throughout the book, of what she wanted to do.
Although he wasn’t “present” within the story, I felt as though I got to know Addie’s brother and his personality through what she spoke of him. Throughout the whole story I learned more and more about him through his sister’s eyes, as well as the notebook that he used to write in.
Above everything else I loved about the novel though, is the way that nature was incorporated into the story and the magic that seemed associated with it. In fact, I adore the fact that the novel is more-or-less centred around nature and how we as humans are affecting our environment, and how we might be able to help repair it.
This amazing novel has a message for everyone who might decide to read it, especially its young target audience: a way to help the next generation learn how to take care of nature, and perhaps inspire them to do what Addie, Mr Dale, and the scientists they work with do together to try and understand what is making Maple Lake so sick.
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You have wings. Believe in them and yourself, and you will fly.