Sea Cave

Saddleback. (White Lightning Mysteries). Jun. 2023. 76p. pap. $10.95. ISBN 9781638892045.
Gr 4-7–While visiting his cousin Tate, Eric learns of a legend where a man went insane after going into a cave by the sea. Not believing his cousin, Eric goes into the cave and takes a tooth from it. Soon, he finds that whatever dreams he has the night before come true the next day. It doesn’t matter how strange they are, either. Tate chides him and then reveals that the man from the legend went insane because he could see into the future. When Eric dreams of himself drowning in the cave, he knows he must change his future. Will he succeed or will he go insane like the legend? The plot is entertaining and engaging. The twists and turns are well done and add depth and intrigue to the story. The characters are realistic, and their dynamics are nuanced. Liss’s propulsive writing style pairs well with this genre of hi-lo novel. The layout is dyslexic-friendly with heavy bottom fonts, letter spacing, and white space. Characters are presumed white.
VERDICT Striving readers who are fans of darker fiction or thriller-mysteries will enjoy this solid entry. For most library collections.

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