Publication Date: July 8, 2013
Sisters uncover an unbelievable family secret
Barbara “Babie” Bunting is constantly mistaken for her sisters, but she’s determined not to end up like her family. She doesn’t plan to stick around Shallow Pond after graduation, and she certainly won’t be ruined by a broken heart. That is, until fellow orphan Zach Faraday walks into the picture, and Babie can’t deny their chemistry.
When her oldest sister, Annie, comes down with a mysterious illness—initially dismissed as “love sickness”—Babie and Zach start investigating what exactly killed the girls’ mother and why their late father became so consumed by grief. What they find changes everything.
Praise for Shallow Pond:
“Grosso raises deep issues of identity and ethics . . . the swift pace will hold readers through a surprising ending.” – Booklist
“Shallow Pond was a completely unexpected and unpredictable book! I have found myself constantly predicting the out come of books and movies lately, and Shallow Pond threw me for a loop. Without giving any spoilers, I have to say that Shallow Pond is a great YA sci-fi read! This is the perfect read for the younger reader who isn’t into Sci-fi but would like to start . . .Overall, Shallow Pond was a great read that I recommend to all readers!”
“I really enjoyed the subtle undercurrents of love versus obsession. And not just between Babie and Zach . . .It delves into some dark waters, dealing with controversial topics, toeing the line between right and wrong.”
“I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a YA read with a mysterious plot, and some unexpected plot twists.”
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