Flip and Brian have been best friends since grade school. But everything changes during the spring of seventh grade. That's when they find a man lying dead in the leaves near Dreamland Lake. What happens in the summer that follows will change the course of their friendshipand their livesforever.
"A finely tuned shocker."Kirkus Reviews
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.37(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was amazing! There was so much mystery and Suspence all combined in this one book ...and the ending will leave you stunned when you find out that someone dies! I dont want to give too much info out so I think that everyone should go out to barnes and nobel now and buy Dreamland Lake
I picked around 20 decent-looking books to read over my Winter break. Of all the books, this is one of the best. Peck combines mystery and suspense with the powerful adventures friendship can lead to. Great book!
This was a very well written book that about two kids discovering a dead body near Dreamland Lake that led to two friends becomeing best friends because of all the investigating they had to do to find out who this body belonged too.
Throughout history, many things have been discovered and rediscovered over and over again. Some may make an impact on the world, some may not. In the case of Dreamland Lake by Richard Peck, two boys' discovery makes a small, yet meaningful, impact on the town of Dunthorpe. The whole story starts when two bests friends, Bry and Flip, want to find out about their local history. They read about a place in a book called Dreamland Lake, so they decide to go check it out. There they find a body of a dead man. They report it to the police and of course they become locally famous. Then they go back to the spot where the body was to take some pictures. When they develop the pictures, they see a face in too of them. They get the pictures blown up and they find out that the face is Elvan Helligrew. Then they try to get close to Elvan to find out why he followed them. They manage to become 'friends' with him and they find out he's obsessed with the Nazis. This freaks them out so when Elvan goes too far, they try to end the friendship by meeting him at 'The Spot' . . . Both Bry and Flip change by the events in the story. They become amazed at their discovery at Dreamland Lake, which made them famous in Dunthorpe. Their fame soon dies down and their adventure really begins with Elvan. In the end, they are devastated and they wondered why what happened did happen and they regret it. Dunthorpe is a small town as you can imagine, not much news comes out of the town and goes to other places. This keeps the story centered in one place without goind anywhere else. This keeps the whole story straight with no false information leaving the town. The main theme of the story would be friendship. The story shows the different worlds that you can be led into through friendship. Whether it's hatred, love, or remorse, friendship is one road with a lot of forks in it. This is why I gave this story five stars. It truly shows how friendship is the path to all things in life.