When a fire breaks out near Bridgewood, both Monica and Dylan remember their earlier encounter in the woods. Was it Mason?
Everyone is reminded that there is a fire ban in the Musoka Region of Ontario. Jeb drives everyone away when they encounter him in the woods. Dylan notices the ashes on their shoes and also on the shoes of Jonas who works with him at the lodge. When a second fire breaks out in a house and an elderly woman dies, everyone suspects that an arsonist is at work.
Dylan works out the clues to find the culprit. The story is told in first person, with Dylan as the narrator.
Middle Grades 4—8 8. To prove his innocence, Conn must make his way to Skull Island, navigating his airship through a gauntlet of villains, explosions and betrayals. The rumors of hauntings on the island, once the site of a hospital for children with leprosy, are getting out of control. I wandered from table to table, looking at all the cool stuff, and wishing that it could be my job some day. Ryan Kane rated it did not like it Jun 03, Welcome back. You are commenting using your Google account.
The characters are believable with interesting dialogue and word choice. There is a good variety of sentence structure and length with some sentence fragments making the read very smooth and flowing. The vocabulary is very suitable for the intended audience.
Dialogue is extensive and realistic. The fast-paced plot adds to the enjoyment of the story. The Canadian location is evident, especially with the mention of a Canadian tragedy. There are 14 chapters of eight to ten pages each.
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Spring New Titles. Browse Catalog. Teacher Resources. Caught in the Act. The Orca Currents series serves a very necessary function in the literary world: adolescents who for whatever reason are not keen on reading are presented with interesting stories that speak to their real lived experiences, with characters in whom they will recognize themselves and their friends—or enemies.
Dylan and his friends have an end-of-the-school-year ritual: they sneak out into the woods and burn all their school notes in glorious, but unfortunately careless, abandonment. You can imagine how that goes wrong.
That is only the beginning of Dylan being in the wrong place at the wrong time, compounding his troubles by some of the choices he makes. Given his earlier transgressions, the police suspect him. His claim of innocence is not helped by his clothing which disappeared while he and his friends were skinny-dipping being found near the scene. We watch him struggle with when to tell what to whom, wondering all the time what he will decide and where it will leave him. Through it all, we really like Dylan, despite cringing over some of his choices, and are relieved at the end when all comes out well.