Red Kayak

in Essential Reads

Author: Priscilla Cummings
Review by: EssentialMom (for ages 12+)
For more mature readers, this story about a thirteen year old’s experiences with death, loss, and “doing the right thing” — it brings up BIG questions and even more discussion.  The main character Brady and his friends experience a tragedy that causes them to challenge their life choices, their sense of right and wrong, their families, and more.  This is great as a read along with the kids or as a book club discussion book.  There are topics about death and making good choices that are better discussed, not read in isolation!
Rating: 3 out of 5