Thursday, September 10, 2009

What Mrs N's Been Reading - Triskellion

Finished Will Peterson's Triskellion a while ago. 14-year-old twins Adam and Rachel's mother, who is going through a tough divorce, sends them off to a tiny English village to spend the summer with their grandmother. From the moment they arrive, things just keep getting weirder and weirder, starting with the village appearing initially, to be completely deserted. Everyone they meet seems to be holding back something, including their grandmother. They meet another mysterious young boy who seems to appear and disappear at will, and can communicate with them telepathically. As they pick up bits of information, it appears that the entire village is keeping secrets that are hundreds of years old, and that the villagers will go to any length to protect. Once the story gets rolling, the suspense is kept up nicely. I'll warn you that the ending leaves some questions unanswered, but of course, there's a sequel (The Burning - it's on the shelf). Nothing inappropriate for middle-schoolers. I liked this one.

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