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The Dead Man in Indian Creek

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Love It!!!!

This book is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! My friend recommended it to me and im so glad she did! I wouldn't recommend it to 8 or younger because it has a few inapropriate words and actions in it though. Have fun reading it

posted by Anonymous on January 8, 2012

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10 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Adult Themes, Cocaine, and Rape in a Juvenile Independent Reader ???

My granddaughter picked out 5 independent reader books -- proud of her ability to now read chapter books. We started with "The Dead Man in Indian Creek". My 'spider-senses' went up when in an early chapter there was a reference to a man touching the protagonist's, Parke...
My granddaughter picked out 5 independent reader books -- proud of her ability to now read chapter books. We started with "The Dead Man in Indian Creek". My 'spider-senses' went up when in an early chapter there was a reference to a man touching the protagonist's, Parker, mother's skin. We jointly read a few chapters and then found something else to do. I read on by myself -- and not to be an ending spoiler -- found that Parker's mom spends the night (with the lights out) with her male friend, that she puts little white packets of cocaine in dolls' heads as part of her lover's drug sales operation, and that the locals have beer and drug parties near the quarry. There is even a gratuitous sentence about a school book report where the child giving the oral report likes the pirate book in spite of the fact that the pirate 'had his way' with the woman in the story. My jaw is still hanging on the ground ... I can't believe that tales of adult relationships, rape, and drug trafficking belong in a book labeled as an independent reader and that it is sold in the juvenile section. Zounds Batman ... what next? A sequel featuring exotic dancers and S&M? (P.S. I returned my copy for a full refund ... wrote this review everywhere I could ... and complained to the publisher about the rating. I hope you do the same.)

posted by Noanie on June 17, 2010

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Pretty good

    I liked the book, overall. Sone parts of it were kinda boring, and it wasnt really a scary story to me....

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 8, 2013

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