Luminis Books (2010)
Reviewed by Brenna Bales (age 11) for Reader Views (9/09)
When Marcie Horton has the sensation of flying on her way to the local children’s fair, her whole world is changed. Did she really fly? Plus the mysterious girl running in front of her through the maze… is that a hallucination too? As she takes a trip to the lake her grandparents live on, things get weirder and weirder. When her friend Kaitlyn’s dad plans to build luxury estates on the nearby James Woods, Marcie’s sensations get a lot worse. Will she figure out how to stop these unexplained visions? Or will she be stuck trying to determine the meaning of it all?
Although the storyline is calming, interesting, and intriguing, it also gives a feeling of suspense. It’s like trying a new food for the first time. At first you don’t know whether or not it will be good, but then as you barely bite into it, you can taste some of the enjoyable qualities. As you take more bites, the more enjoyable it gets.
The author was very successful in carrying out the purpose of the publication. When I was young, I always dreamed of flying. I even dreamed that I could be able to fly whenever I wanted. I still wonder about a sixth sense, too. Talking to people in the past and future, knowing what is going to happen, reading minds; all those, and other psychic abilities amaze me.
I recommend this book to every young reader across the nation, from ages 8-11. Tracy Richardson is a fabulous author, and if this author keeps writing, I certainly hope to read many more of her books. I thought “Indian Summer” was superb, and it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire story.