Below (Hardcover)

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Description


Secrets have a way of floating to the surface. . . . Mystery, compelling characters, and an abandoned town beneath a lake make for a must-read adventure.

On the day Cassie was born, they drowned her town. The mayor flipped a lever and everyone cheered as Old Lower Grange was submerged beneath five thousand swimming pools’ worth of water. Now, twelve years later, Cassie feels drawn to the manmade lake and the mysteries it hides — and she’s not the only one. Her classmate Liam, who wears oversized swim trunks to cover the scars on his legs, joins Cassie in her daily swims across the off-limits side of the lake. As the summer heats up, the water drops lower and lower, offering them glimpses of the ghostly town and uncovering secrets one prominent town figure seems anxious to keep submerged. But like a swimmer who ventures too far from shore, Cassie realizes she can’t turn back. Can she bring their suspicions to light before it’s too late — and does she dare?

About the Author


Meg McKinlay is a poet as well as a children’s writer. She lives in Australia and divides her time between writing and teaching at the University of Western Australia.

Praise for Below…


A poetic sensibility shines through this coming-of-age mystery from McKinlay.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details ISBN-10: 0763661260
ISBN-13: 9780763661267
Published: Candlewick, 05/14/2013
Pages: 224
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade


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