by Cindy Callaghan
Are you looking for a book that just says summer? Saltwater Secrets is just what your looking for. You got a summer vacation at a fun beachy boardwalk, sisterly bond and a mystery to solve! This book was such a fun read, I got Nancy Drew meets Scooby Doo gang vibes! I enjoyed the local characters that added real flair to book. The environmental mystery was a good one and one that you might be able to solve or you’ll have to wait till it is unveiled towards the end. What really sold me on this cute book was the sisterly bond. They were each other’s best friends! I never had that with my sister so when I was younger, okay even now I love books that have sisters who are each other’s best friends. I know this would be a huge hit at my school library and hope we can get a copy. This would be the perfect kick off to summer reading book! So grab a copy for your middle grade reader, I think even you might enjoy it!
About the book: A story of two sisters, one summer vacation, and one big mystery for them to solve.
Stella and Josie live for their summers at the boardwalk—each one a carbon copy of the last. Josie lives in Australia most of the year; her half-sister, Stella, lives in New Jersey. But every year, they come together for a beach vacation with their dad, and to make more memories. The real excitement for them is their secret special place under the boardwalk, where they hide their sister scrapbook, adding memories from each summer.
But this summer feels different. Josie isn’t the same—she’s turned into one of the popular girls that Stella can’t stand. Despite the rocky start to their vacation, they still go to their secret, special place under the boardwalk, adding memories to their sister scrapbook once again.
That is, until their place is discovered by the owners of the newest store—the Smoothie Factory, which replaced Josie’s favorite sweet spot. Not only have the owners of the Smoothie Factory discovered the cove, they are exploiting the natural habitat, and endangering marine life and everyone at the beach! It’s up to Josie and Stella to figure out how to stop their beloved boardwalk from disappearing for good.
Thank you Netgalley, Simon and Schuster Kids and Booksparks for allowing me to read Saltwater Secrets. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.