Mistik Lake
Mistik Lake (Melanie Kroupa Books)
Mistik Lake
Martha Brooks
Seventeen-year-old Odella is haunted by family secrets. Why doesn't her great-aunt Gloria visit anymore? Why does her mother, Sally, drink so much? Sally's tragic car accident on a frozen lake when she was sixteen seems to have cast a spell over her life that no one can break. Odella tries to hold her family together, but when her mother runs off, the family is left reeling. Then Odella meets Jimmy Tomasson, whose dreams of prophetic flying fish seem to have led him to her. In the heat and tenderness of their deepening feelings and in his belief in her, Odella begins to find the strength to unravel the web of secrets that has ensnared them all. This stunning novel, written in spare, elegant prose and told from multiple points of view, explores the lives of three generations of women in one family, revealing what happens when you don't have the courage to follow your own heart, and what can happen when you do.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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As Odella's life seems to be falling apart, her mother drinks all the time and then one day she left them completely. Left Odella in charge of her two sisters, Janelle and Sarah, and her Dad. And one day she receives a call from her mother's boyfriend who told her that their mother has died. Now their lives fall apart. As Odella tries to keep her family together, this task gets harder and harder to do. That is until she met this guy named Jimmy Tomasson.

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