August 7, 2013

The Path of Names Book Review

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pathofnames130The Path of Names by Ari Goelman

Thirteen-year-old math whiz, magic-loving Dahlia is not happy. Her parents are sending her to Camp Arava, a Jewish camp where her older brother Tom works. If she survives one week and still wants to come home, Dahlia can and still go to magic camp at the end of the summer.

On her first day, Dahlia sees two little girls walk through the cabin’s wall! If it is not a magic trick, the alternative is just too hard to believe: The girls may be ghosts! Could it be?

As Dahlia and her friend Rafe do some digging for clues about the missing girls, other strange things begin to happen. A mysterious book is found and manages to keep finding its way into Dahlia’s hands. Dahlia has vivid recurring dreams of the author of the mysterious book that she can’t make heads or tails of. The sisters keep re-appearing trying to tell her something important which she can’t figure out until someone claims that they can hear the little girls. And then… there’s the mysterious maze on the edge of the campground.

Told from multiple points of view, this incredible story will appeal to every kind of reader, but especially those interested in mysteries and magic. Let us know what you think about this summer camp read in the Comments below!

—Elysse, STACKS Writer

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