Old Flames and Heroes
By Mord McGhee
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 4 stars
Luck, love, and lake monsters play a major role in this
adventurous novel which draws in readers as they relate to Oliver.
“Oliver is the most famous boy at Belray Elementary
in Bentwood, Pennsylvania.”
He rescued Buddy, the firehouse dog who had fallen
through the thin ice, thus becoming a hero.
A little blue sun appears in the sky. Its meaning and its repercussions play an
important role in the story.
“It was the sort of magic that followed Oliver
around… Oliver doesn’t always understand what he sees and hears, but he has a
unique way of pulling it together into his own terms.”
Young readers will enjoy this tale that brims with
imagination, transcending the real world in ways only an eleven-year-old can