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Monday, December 9, 2013

Review: The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler

The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler.

The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 2013
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780375867026

Review: Have you ever lost a friend? If you have you could very well connect with a character in The Dark Between. The Dark Between is written by Sonia Gensler. There are numerous characters some of the main characters are Kate, Asher, and Elsie.

Kate is a 14-year-old girl who works for Mrs. Martineau, but when Mrs. Martineau's show is committed fraud she can no longer work or live with Mrs.Martineau. Kate had nowhere to go because she was an orphan. For a night she stayed at her friend Tec's house. Then she finds out that her dad had a good friend named Mr. Thompson, and that he owned a college near by. When Kate goes to the college to see if he would allow Kate to stay she meets a man named Asher. Both Asher and Kate need to see Mr. Thompson. Kate needs to see him because she needs a place to stay, and would like to see if Mr. Thompson would allow her to stay. Asher needs to see if Mr. Thompson would allow him to stay there at the college also. Mr. Thompson agrees that both kids can stay. While Kate and Asher are both living there they meet Elsie who is Mr. Thompson's niece. While Kate is living there she learns that one of her good friends has passed away. Asher and Elsie try to help Kate figure out who killed Billy, Kate's good friend. While they try to figure out the mystery, Elsie reveals a secret to them that could help then figure out who killed Billy. When they have and idea who might have killed Billy they look for clues, but when they are looking for clues Kate finds out that her other friend Tec has died. Who killed them? Why did they kill them? Those answers will be answered if you read The Dark Between.

This book I would say is intended for girls because there is some romance in it. I would say it could be for older girls because The Dark Between does have some words I did not know. I would recommend this book for 8th grade girls who like mystery, romantic, and dramatic books. I enjoyed it because it was a good mystery story. Also it has some twists to it, and it makes you eager to read it. The book had a good story line also. The Dark Between also makes you wonder while you are reading. Another detail I liked about The Dark Between it describes everything very well. With all the details you could picture all of the events and characters in the story. One thing I did not like about the beginning was that it was a little confusing. Also it seemed a bit long. Also to add the beginning was not as exciting has the other parts of the book. But other than that that this is a magnificent book.

Review written by Danessa (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of The Dark Between for this review.

Have you read The Dark Between? How would you rate it?

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