Lake of Secrets by Lael Littke

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Can Carlene really be remembering things from a past life?

Strange, fragmented memories have been haunting Carlene since she and her mother came to Lake Isadora. The vivid recollections don't seem to relate to anything in Carlene's own past. Until now, she hadn't even seen the place where Keith, the brother she never knew, disappeared during a storm fifteen years ago. Some think he drowned, but his mother thinks he was kidnapped and is still alive somewhere. She is sure the little boy's clothes that have just been found near the lake belonged to her son.

Carlene knows that her bizarre memories have something to do with Keith. They might even help her discover the truth about what happened the day he disappeared. But she can't possibly be remembering things that happened before she was born-unless the memories are from a past life.


About Lael Littke

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Lael Littke has written many books for middle-grade readers. She has taught writing classes at Pasadena City College and UCLA. Ms. Littke grew up on a farm in Idaho, but now lives in Pasadena, California.
Published May 1, 2002 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 209 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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The handful of main characters are well developed, the small town has just enough eccentrics to keep things interesting, and Carlene is a well-rounded, typical teenager, alternately despising her mother for making her leave her friends and feeling sorry for the immense loss to their family.

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Fifteen-year-old Carlene's brother went missing three years before she was born, and although he is presumed dead, their mother has never abandoned hope of finding him.

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