Friday, April 17, 2009

Review: The Lake That Stole Children

Book: "The Lake that Stole Children"
Author: Douglas Glenn Clark
Pages: 40
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Cover Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Spoiler Alert: Slight spoiler in review
I think that it should have had a picture of a lake on it instead of a tree!

When Tyler's dad takes him out fishing with his sister, he gets sad that his dad won't let him the line out where the big fish bite. He wants to be like his dad, and catch a good one! So, that night, he decides to sneak out of the house with his dad's big fishing pole, and his tackle, and go fishing for that one big fish. Soon, after getting very frustrated, Tlyer decides to try one last time before going home. This time was his success, he had a bite! However, it was to strong for him and pulled him into the deep lake, and into the belly of the glass fish were many other sad children cried. Tyler's dad soon learns of what happened to Tyler and its his mission to set him, and all of the other children that are trapped, free. The question is, will he be able to do what everyone before him couldn't?

"The Lake that Stole Children" was short story with a good message in it, especially to Dads. It was well written, nicely paced, and the characters were pretty well rounded for the short amount the story was. I enjoyed "The Lake that Stole Children" as a nice short read, with a good message, and nice plot.

1 comment:

Douglas Glenn Clark said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my book. I'm pleased that you enjoyed it. I hope teen readers will share their comments here and also on my blog. Also, teachers interested in a FREE book with study guide can find details at my blog.

Best of luck with all the good things that you do.