Monday, April 27, 2009

Reckoning by Arvin Short

Reckoning is about a boy, Albie, who stops a well known killer. Everyone in town knows Albie and his two friends, Norbert and Leonardo, who spend most of their time at the caves at the edge of town, Norbert's house, or the pool. When they go anywhere in town, they are normally met by Larry and Butch, the town bullies. Albie is faced with either standing up to the bullies or trying to control his outrageous temper.

On one trip to the caves, an Indian appears at their camp. Johnny Killbird tells them stories of wars that happened way back when, then he disappears. The boys plan another trip to the caves, but when they get there, a killer is there.

Reckoning is an interesting book. I liked the way the author planned the events in the story, and how he ended the book with a not-so-happy ending. Happily ever after isn't true in real life. That is why I think Reckoning is the best book I have read so far.

Reviewer Age: 13

Reviewer City, State and Country:
Brownsburg, Indiana, United States