In the book Closed For the Season by Mary Downing Hahn, middle-schooler Logan Forbes is clearly NOT having a good summer. His primary goal is to find some normal friends to hang out with so he can fit in at school in the fall, but moving into the “murder house” throws a wrench into that plan. When Logan and his neighbor uncover the details surrounding an earlier murder at his new house, they are immediately thrown into the middle of a sinister plot involving embezzled money, lies, and a nighttime trek into an old abandoned amusement park called The Magic Forest. In the dark, among the graffiti-covered structures and the overgrown paths, the boys confirm it—they are in over their heads in a deathly serious way. Do you dare to join them as they uncover the mystery behind a murder?
Book reviewed by Amy M., Youth Services Programming Assistant