Blackwater (Harper Trophy Books (Paperback)) [Eve Bunting] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A novel that will long flicker in readers’. Thirteen-year-old Brodie Lynch was ready for the perfect summer of adventure along the awesome Blackwater River. That was before everything changed. When a foolish prank turns into a tragedy, thirteen-year-old Brodie Lynch learns how to deal with the lies and guilt he has due to the part he played in what ha.

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When they go over to the river Brodie notices up on a rock they liked to called the toadstool, was Pauline Genero and Otis McCandless. I can see why it impacted him so much, since he probably read it really young.

It may be sad, but I would give it five stars no matter what. He decides to play a prank on them – but it backfires and they tumble into the river. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Alex soon understands that if he had told the truth this never would have happened. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

We read this book as a book club and we learned many lessons from Eve butting.

I love the story and the characters. What’s the Name o To ask other readers questions about Blackwaterplease sign up. Brodie must decide whether to tell the truth about what happened or let the lie be believed. One person found this helpful. It is also sad. A few years later, Bunting enrolled in a gunting college writing course.


Brodie thought it was just a joke so when he got to shore he thought he would blackwayer them but all he saw was pauline dead in the river. The ending has somewhat of a resolution but not enough for my very literal students. Thirteen year old Brodie Lynch is ready for the best summer of his life. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Will Brodie decide to tell the truth before the witness turns him in? While Bunting hints at the price Brodie will have to pay for holding back, the story ends before the boom actually falls. I believe this teaches them about doing the right thing.

Read reviews that mention cousin alex pauline and otis blackwater year old tried to save brodie lynch read this book camping trip recommend this book another guy boy named going to teach alex how to swim said tell hid their towels saw pauline great book lynch is ready friend john buntibg year. An overwhelming wave of jealousy hits Brodie. A Kid’s Review 4.

Blackwater by Eve Bunting

Oct 04, Chloe rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is a go to book for my students who do not like reading. What happens when you make a mistake? Want blackwarer Read Currently Reading Read.

I know this sounds stupid but I never saw the tragedy coming! That was before everything changed forever.

Other than that the book was very plain and ordinary. Blackwater River is a very fast moving river that has claimed many lives before. But when Brodie takes Alex down to the pond to teach him how to swim, he sees the girl he likes on the toad stool in the middle of the pond. Dec 19, Kim Burean rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great book for summer reading.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Jul 13, Katie Seehusen rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 04, Jenny rated it liked it Shelves: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This book isnt interesting and very predictable. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Top Kid Picks. Someone saw what really happened.


Guilt tears at him like the treacherous current of the Blackwater itself, but when mysterious notes are left at his door, his guilt transforms into fear. We learned that when you do pranks you can’t take them back. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This is a book that kids will remember! His mother sends him over to Rivertown to spend the summer with some family.

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Her books are diverse in age groups, from picture books to chapter books, and topic, ranging from Thanksgiving bladkwater riots in Los Angeles. Brodie wanted to joke around so he went in the river and went by her and pulled her into the river. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.