Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray.
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 2011
List Price: $16.99
Review: Your dad is deceased, your mom won't talk to you and you are going to a weird private school? Can you imagine that? Well that is the life of Lincoln Crenshaw. In Here Lies Linc, by Delia Ray, Lincoln just transferred from a private school to a public school with bullies, jocks and all the popular girls life. Out of school is not great because his dad is dead, his mother is obsessed with graves and the grave yard is practically her home and their big fluffy, big, stupid dog is too lazy to do anything. He his home alone most days and does everything for himself. The new life for him isn't the best, but it's livable. What if your life was that could you live through that? Linc can live through any life.
Linc's mom, Lottie, doesn't have a healthy life. She knows the graveyard like the back of her hand. Most people don't live like that. Linc has gone to more cemeteries than he can count. Now that's just his family life. At school he tries to be a normal kid with a normal social life but that plan backfires when in one of his classes, his class is assigned a class project, a mandatory field trip to the local graveyard. Each student has to pick a grave to study and give a presentation. Lottie gives the tour around the graveyard and Linc doesn't like that. He goes and tells Lottie after school and Lottie doesn't want Linc to be angry so she tries to soothe him by helping him pick a special grave, the Black Angel. The grave is supposedly cursed. Can this cursed gave project be the key to happiness for once?
Overall, Here Lies Linc is an outstanding book. First of all, Linc is a great character. He loves helping people and can tackle whatever life throws at him. Delia Ray has created many interesting characters to compliment Linc's character such as Lottie who is a weird, but cool and funny mom. His dog who is lazy and fat contributes to the story by doing some humorous acts throughout the book. I think Here Lies Linc, by Delia Ray, is a great book for all ages. She blends together humorous scenes with each character along with caring, sentimental scenes. Kids of all ages should read the book, even adults!
Review written by Logan (6th grade student).
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