Cicada Summer
Secrets of the Cicada Summer
Cicada Summer
Andrea Beaty
From a debut novelist, a heroine who will make you laugh, and will break your heart.Eleven-year-old Lily has a passion for Nancy Drew stories and a secret she is keeping from those she loves. When summer brings lying, stealing, sneaky Tinny Bridges to town, Lily must be on her guard with this perceptive newcomer, or risk having her secret revealed. But Tinny won’t leave Lily alone. She takes candy from the general store and blames Lily. She tries to steal Lily’s friends and even her father’s affection. Then Tinny goes missing, and only watchful, mystery-loving Lily has any idea what happened to her. But for Lily, finding Tinny means confronting her hidden past. Funny, poignant, and peopled with memorable characters, this first novel announces a writer of great warmth and talent.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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In the small town of Olena, lives a quiet girl, named Lily Mathis, with a secret past. When the general store owner's niece, Tinny, comes to visit, everything changes. Tinny steals candy and blames it on Lily. She also tries to steal Lilys friends and her father's love. Then Tinny disappears and Lily must find her. But it means confronting her hidden past.

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