Written in Stone by Rosanne Parry.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 2013
List Price: $16.99
Review: Just a daddy's girl who likes to stay inside? You better think again. Written in Stone by Rosanne Perry is an interesting book. The main characters are Pearl, a tween girl, Henry, a teen boy, and Mr. Glen, a grown man. This book is full of so many interesting things about Indians' lives and has so many cool phrases in the Indian language, like "Nah-gwee-nau" and "Oo-nu-gwee-nau".
The year was 1923, and Pearl was waiting on the shore for the whalers to come back from their trip. Pearl was so excited for their return, but things started going wrong. A man wants to buy masks and their artifacts to display at the museum, but are the masks what he's really looking for? Pearl knows something's going on, and she wants to get to the bottom of it before it's too late. Will it be too late?
There are many reasons why you should read Written in Stone. In particular, I liked the part when Pearl found out about why Mr. Glen was at their land and what mischief he was up to. A close second was the part when Pearl was really brave and threw the shell from her mom's blanket into the ocean. It was really brave for her to do that because she loves and cares about her mom a lot, and that's hard for her to do. That's the only part of her mom that she has left. I didn't like the parts when she was on the boat because for about a whole page or so, it talked about her riding on the boat, which is boring to the reader. In summary, I would recommend this book to anybody who likes mysteries because of all the little mysteries there are to find out the big mystery in the end.
Review written by Ashlynn (6th grade student).
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