The Line Tender
Lucy loved growing up as the daughter of a marine biologist mother and a diver for her father. Her mother’s passion was great white sharks but her mother died some years back and ever since, she and her dad just get by. Lucy’s best friend, Fred, and his whole family helped as much as they could. When another tragedy strikes, will Lucy be able to overcome the grief a second time?
This book was unnecessarily sad. I did not feel that tragedy #2 was necessary and the book could have proceeded just fine without it. There is no reason for a sad twist in a book just for the sake of sad. If it does not drive the plot forward it is not of value to the story. That is how I feel about the twist in this book. Too tragic especially for a middle grade novel.