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Wretched Waterpark: Sinister Summer, Book 1

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun, spooky summertime romp launches clever tween series.

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Kiersten White launches her middle grade series with creepy doings at the amusement park and clever tweens putting things to rights. First installment Wretched Waterpark leaves much to be resolved in later volumes -- like why the Sinister-Winterbottom parents have vanished, and what their kids are supposed to do about it. There's a lot of cleverness, wordplay, and problem-solving -- as well as a looming sense that there's more peril than fun to be had here:

"'Oh,' Mrs. Widow said, her smile getting bigger in the way you sometimes only see part of a spider but then it crawls out of its hole to reveal sinisterly elegant legs and far more body than you ever wanted a spider to have."

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