Monday, November 7, 2011
Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray
Lincoln Crenshaw's mother was weird. She liked to hang out in graveyards and look up the history of the deceased. It was OK when he was homeschooled, but now he wants to go to public school...
Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It's already been published so you can grab a copy at your local bookstore.
Linc just wants to be normal and fit in with the group of students. He knows he's doomed when he finds out the first field trip is to the local graveyard. He lives next door and his mother is going to lead the tour. What could be worse? The kids could find out the professor is his Mom!
This is about a young boy trying to find his way through life. He loves his Mom and doesn't find graveyards frightening, but he has trouble to adjusting to how his mother acts around the other kids and what the kids think of her.
In response, he picks the most haunted grave as his history project for class. That turns out to be harder to find any history on than he expected; and what he finds is even more unusual.
This is a good read with lots of action and a mystery to be solved. Young adults should really enjoy reading it. It would make a good read aloud book, too. Do a chapter a night and everyone will be waiting for the next one!