Summer 2005 Review:
Dark Waters is a book about a boy named Col who saves a
boy named Dominic from the dark waters of a lake. Suddenly he is a hero. This is
new to him since he is usually a trouble- maker like his older brother Mungo.
Mungo gets into a lot of trouble. Col thinks heís mad about him being in
the papers because they might find out something about Mungo. Little does he
know that Mungo holds a dark secret with the lake. Itís connected to Colís other
new friend, Klaus. Now Col must make a choice: either to stick by his brother
and do what is wrong or betray his brother and do what is right.
This is a book that would suit kids grades 9-12. It is a good book, a little
boring in some places but good. There were some parts of the book that didnít
need to be written (like when Col was getting an award), but the main theme of
the book - trust and right vs. wrong - are strong in here. All in all, this was
a good book.
~ Vincent Calautti, grade 10, Boardman High School