“Bird Lake Moon” by Kevin Henkes

Interest Level: 8 -11                 

Lexile Framework: 740L

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.5

Age: 8 – 12

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Subject: Copying with Death, Grief and Loss,

Friends and Friendships, Feelings and Emotions, Adolescence, Honesty.

“Bird Lake Moon” by Kevin Henkes is a novel about two boys, Mitch Sinclair and Spencer, each dealing with his own loss. Mitch is a 12 year old boy who is spending the summer at his grandparents due to his father’s leaving, while Spencer is visiting his family cottage at the Bird Lake for the first time after his brother’s death eight years ago.   Even though Mitch and his mother are welcomed by the grandparents, their stay results in strained relationships all around.

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