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Dreamland Lake This book is about two best friends who find a dead body near a duck pond, which was once called Dreamland Lake.I was excited about reading this book I first found the book through my library s website over the summer and I finally borrowed it From the book description, it sounded awesome and definitely like my type of my book However, I was greatly disappointed.I couldn t get into the book It was a few different things, I suppose Bryan, the one who is the narrator of the book, just kind of This book is about two best friends who find a dead body near a duck pond, which was once called Dreamland Lake.I was excited about reading this book I first found the book through my library s website over the summer and I finally borrowed it From the book description, it sounded awesome and definitely like my type of my book However, I was greatly disappointed.I couldn t get into the book It was a few different things, I suppose Bryan, the one who is the narrator of the book, just kind of seems like he doesn t care too much about what happened He s telling the story just to tell it It also moved slow and I just really couldn t get into it at all, even though I badly wanted to This was a book I ve really been wanting to read since the summer began.I won t discourage others from reading this I m sure others will enjoy it, but it just wasn t for me This book was not my favorite It was about two boys who found a dead body and get a ton of publicity about it They had taken pictures and realized someone was in the pictures behind them They realized it was one of their classmates and they form an interesting bond along the way The two boys drift apart throughout the book, and it ends in a tragic accident that separates the two boys friendship for good This book would be good for a lesson on adventures or safety. 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 friendship and their lives forever Dreamland Lake, by Richard Peck, was a very interesting novel.I must admit, the cover and preview of the book made me very excited However, it wasn t my favorite It wasn t bad either In my opinion, it started getting boring in the middle, because it s supposed to make you feel the suspense of the traumatic events However, I felt like I was just reading some odd events Don t get me wrong, I loved the words the author used to describe the feelings of Brian and the colors of the wooded area F Dreamland Lake, by Richard Peck, was a very interesting novel.I must admit, the cover and preview of the book made me very excited However, it wasn t my favorite It wasn t bad either In my opinion, it started getting boring in the middle, because it s supposed to make you feel the suspense of the traumatic events However, I felt like I was just reading some odd events Don t get me wrong, I loved the words the author used to describe the feelings of Brian and the colors of the wooded area For example, But, by the end of March, the trees were beginning to leaf out The little creek that fed into the lake was almost at flood tide the crocuses were up, purple and yellow pg 1 Retrospective, coming of age tale in the vein of The Body Stand by Me published a decade earlier it s not a copy Interesting read, though not my favorite Peck novel P.S Mild language through out, but not overly done. This is only Peck s second novel He was still feeling for his footing here, I think But he grabs us by the throat with his use of easy voices and middle School kids He s so good at that The plot is convoluted a little and the ending is not satisfying I know Peck says in other places he doesn t want us to be satisfied But there were a lot of loose strings in the plot that are never explained I m so glad he kept writing Dreamland Lake is a well written seventh or eighth grade novel that should appeal to most boys I hate snakes, but Flip s treatment of the puff adder repulsed me The novel ended abruptly after a very climactic event. I have read a lot of reviews of this novel being a rip off of Stephen King s The Body It was written in 1973, so the readers are incorrect I liked the book. Well, this is the only time I ve been disappointed in a Richard Peck story It starts off well enough, but it goes pretty much nowhere The fact that I began to skim increasingly as it headed towards the end shows how disappointed I was Peck teases us with the possibility of a mystery story but winds up withwell, I don t know Unlike his other books, where a series of episodes that don t seem to connect eventually work into a plot, this one s just a series of episodes It s barely even a com Well, this is the only time I ve been disappointed in a Richard Peck story It starts off well enough, but it goes pretty much nowhere The fact that I began to skim increasingly as it headed towards the end shows how disappointed I was Peck teases us with the possibility of a mystery story but winds up withwell, I don t know Unlike his other books, where a series of episodes that don t seem to connect eventually work into a plot, this one s just a series of episodes It s barely even a coming of age story, as some reviewers have said, and while the relationship between the two boys is reasonably well done, there s nowhere for them to go, and some of their behaviour just doesn t add up The writing is mostly in Peck s familiar style, but it lacks his humour except on brief occasions and the attempts to build up a sense of horror never came off, for me Dreamland Lake is a short novel, which I guess is supposed to target the YA crowd, although it has mild swearing and some pretty dark topics It has you hooked from the early pages This tale begins when two boys, who are interested in the history of their small town, discover that there once was an amusement park where there is now an overgrown park with a lake The kids find the remains of the concrete supports of the long gone roller coaster and stumble across a dead body Afterwards there ar Dreamland Lake is a short novel, which I guess is supposed to target the YA crowd, although it has mild swearing and some pretty dark topics It has you hooked from the early pages This tale begins when two boys, who are interested in the history of their small town, discover that there once was an amusement park where there is now an overgrown park with a lake The kids find the remains of the concrete supports of the long gone roller coaster and stumble across a dead body Afterwards there are various chapters which develop the characters but do little to move the plot forward The mystery of the dead body, itself sort of dies There is a lot of time spent instead describing visiting art museums, a shocking discovery in some other kid s house, swimming lessons, body hair and long distance trucking but the initial corpse and any hopes of truly discovering what happened to the dead guy, appears to be forgotten The book instead meanders all over the place and it is clear that the only thing important to the writer is the relationship between the two main characters and how they are destined to grow apart I think it was an interesting and short read but to me it seemed incomplete and a book that fell short of its potential 3 5


About the Author: Richard Peck

Richard Peck was an American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder For his cumulative contribution to young adult literature, he received the Margaret A Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 1990.


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