Red Kayak

Red Kayak

Book - 2004
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"Brady loves life on the Chesapeake Bay with his friends J.T. and Digger. But developers and rich families are moving into the area, and while Brady befriends some of them, like the DiAngelos, his parents and friends are bitter about the changes. Tragedy strikes when the DiAngelos kayak overturns in the bay, and Brady wonders if it was more than an accident. Soon, Brady discovers the terrible truth behind the kayak s sinking, and it will change the lives of those he loves forever. Priscilla Cummings deftly weaves a suspenseful tale of three teenagers caught in a wicked web of deception." --Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780142405734
Call Number: CUMMINGS
Characteristics: 209 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Boats and boating -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.) -- Fiction.


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Apr 16, 2014

This was a Young Readers' Choice Award nominee some years ago, and for good reason. The day the three boys watch Mr DiAngengelo slide down the estuary closer to the sea, Brady wonders: Doesn’t that guy know that there’s a storm brewing? That the currents will be dangerous? He could get in trouble.
His friend J.T. just shrugs, but Brady keeps at it: Isn’t he new to the area? Maybe he really DOESN’T know. We should yell something. Warn him! But Digger shakes his head. He knows the guy and he's a total jerk. Let him get into trouble. Let him sink. It’ll serve him right. But it’s not a grown man, and an experienced kayaker—however much of a jerk he might be—who’s on that red kayak. It’s Mrs. Diangelo and her little boy. And just as Brady predicted they’re swept away…
Isn’t it strange how one simple decision. Just one moment of silence, and one fateful accident can change everyone’s lives forever.
Because it was just an accident? Right? This book will keep you turning the pages until you find out. It's great psychological suspense for middle school readers.

Mar 22, 2014

learned some lessons great book

BugLady1 Aug 08, 2012

Great story for tweens to read. Adults will enjoy this one too. Lessons to learn from this one. Good read.


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