Tuesday, January 17, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: "Puddle" by A. Renee Hunt

Puddle

I really enjoyed this book. It's a super quick read at a mere 40 pages, and the story gave me a good scare - but it's also got a light-hearted feel to it in the beginning. 13-year-old rain enthusiast and puddle jumper Quinn Beasley and her "bestest friend" Max are headed home from school one afternoon when it starts to rain. Max gets scared as the puddles start to form, and she tells Quinn the story (which, at first, Quinn sees as nothing more than an urban legend) of what happens during autumn rains in their town of Desoto - that monsters reach up from inside the puddles to snatch away anyone who steps into them.

At first Quinn doesn't believe Max - but then something happens to the girls that makes Quinn reevaluate just how much she really enjoys puddles...

I loved the way Ms. Hunt captured the voice of narrator Quinn, who is telling her story as a now octogenarian, looking back on that autumn when she and Max were thirteen and in eighth grade. Ms. Hunt's use of language and pace of the narration kept me at the edge of my seat, eagerly turning each page to see what would happen next.

"Puddle" is a little story that packs a big punch!

Learn more about author A. Renee Hunt and her other writings at her website, and get your own copy of "Puddle" on Amazon by clicking here!


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