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Aug 23 2011

Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou

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Random House Australia, 2011. ISBN 9781742751276
(Ages 13+) Will lives in Walfang, a small town near the ocean, and every summer his best friend and neighbour Gretchen comes and stays in Walfang. Last summer Will's older brother Tim went missing on just another ordinary sailing trip, presumed drowned, but the worst thing is even though Will was there he doesn't remember a thing. Now Will and Gretchen are starting a new summer but Gretchen is troubled by her sleep walking since it has started getting worse and she keeps waking up closer to the water, and Will is still haunted by Tim's death. When Will meets the new girl in town, Asia, he is drawn to her. She is beautiful and mysterious but there is something weird about her, her voice and beauty have  a powerful effect on people and stranger yet nobody knows where she came from.  Then when there is another mysterious drowning Will and Gretchen begin to wonder; who is Asia, is she just another wealthy summer resident? Or is she something completely different  . . . .  something much worse altogether?
This book is hard to get in to at first but it is definitely a great book. Once the mysteries started to unravel I didn't want to put it down. I would recommend this book to people who like books with a bit of mystery in them.
Tahlia Kennewell (Student)

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