Peachwood Lake

Peachwood Lake

by Susan Berliner


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ISBN-13: 9780983940104
Publisher: SRB Books
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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Peachwood Lake 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time figuring out how I was going to go about this. How do you write a review for a book that didn’t hold your interest from start to finish? I read the blurb for this book and I liked the cover. The idea of a silver armor-plated fish terrorizing a community seemed like something I would love to read. Being a fan of the horror genre, this sounded like it was right up my alley. I happily accepted the book for review, but half-way through the first chapter I realized that I was going to be disappointed. Still, I persevered, but by chapter four I wanted to pull out my hair. I then decided to change tactics. The book comes across as though it was written with the pre-teen market in mind. The main character is thirteen years old after all, so obviously she would think and act like one. In that frame of mind, I found the book much easier to digest. I enjoyed that the chapters were short and to the point and I finished the book in a short time. Kady’s character is not unique, but she is still very different from the usual drama-queen high school teen. It was refreshing to see a protagonist with flaws and insecurities, experiencing life with all the realities we ourselves have to face daily. The relationship between Kady and her father is a very close one, and also one that touched my heart deeply. The friendship she develops with Monique was fun to read and brought a light-hearted tone to the book. An easy read with a good plot and well-defined characters, I warmly recommend “Peachwood Lake” for young adult readers of the horror genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peachwood Lake is neither your typical supernatural monster tale nor your standard coming-of-age story. Thirteen-year-old Kady Gonzalez watches in horror as her neighbor is attacked and killed by a strange, armor-plated fish in the middle of the normally peaceful Peachwood Lake. At first, no one believes her. But when the next person is attacked, and the next, people begin to take notice. While the town battles the strange killer fish, Kady is busy battling her own demons. Does she win the fight? Does the town? You’ll have to read this fast-paced, easy-to-read, grab-you-by-your-shirt middle grade and YA story to find out the answers. A definite must read!
cjl_tx More than 1 year ago
Peachwood Lake held my interest throughout the book. I enjoyed the growth of the characters and the scientific explanation of the fish. The ending leaves you thinking twice before swimming in a lake again- kind of like Jaws and the ocean.
arfgirl More than 1 year ago
After enjoying this author's first book "DUST" I was eager to read "Peachwood Lake" since I was intrigued by the fact that Susan Berliner also based this fictional book on a real occurrence. I actually enjoyed this book even more than "DUST".It is a real page turner and I believe teenage girls would truly relate to the main character and her situation as well as open up a beneficial dialogue between them and their parents.It's not often that teens and adults can enjoy the same book and relate to it on different levels. You will find yourself immersed in this thriller from the first page to the last. Arlene Bender
LynnAnne More than 1 year ago
The unimaginable happens at Peachwood Lake. I was immediately drawn into the frantic search for the killer fish, and felt concern and empathy for the likeable main characters. Through Susan Berliner's gift of storytelling Kady, Monique and Edgar become people we know and root for. Susan Berliner has written a faced-paced book that I couldn't put down.