Today I am reviewing Secrets in the Land of Cheese by Katiera Pfeister.
Here is a brief synopsis:
When Maggie moves to small-town Wisconsin she spends the first month of sixth grade failing at everything, but that doesn’t mean life isn’t interesting.
There is a cute boy who seems to like her, people say there are bones in the lake and everyone is obsessed with cheese.
She finds letters that may hold the key to the town’s unsolved mystery and to proving the innocence of a man who has been in prison for thirty years. While she’s investigating, life gets a little sticky.
In the middle of all of this, Maggie begins to learn what it means to talk to God about her fears and struggles. It’s a year full of surprises!
Everyone thought they knew the truth… in the Land of Cheese – Tweet this!
Cheese Sodaville – what an intriguing name!
Magdelan (a.k.a. Maggie) and her family live in Hillcrest, Wisconsin – population 930 – a town who brags that it’s the home of the delicious cheese soda.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not really too excited about trying a drink called cheese soda… although I bet there are lots of young readers who would be curious enough to want to try it.
Katiera has written a charming story, with endearing characters, that young readers will love, especially the mystery… they probably won’t even notice the history – and the biblical references are just right!
Although the target audience is 10-13, I think it’s a great book for a much broader age group. I’m not giving anything away, so get your copy now and solve the mystery!
Secrets in the Land of Cheese by Katiera Pfeister is a great story for middle graders – Tweet this!
God bless you!
Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt