The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance. So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues in the letter. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the summer ends?...
|Title||:||The Parker Inheritance|
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The Parker Inheritance Reviews
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 for THE PARKER INHERITANCE by @mrvarianjohnson // thanks to the MA youth services blog for this review copy (#partner). This is headed to @kidlitexchange next! All opinions are my own.
Candice is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina in her grandmother's old home with her mother. Her father has stayed home in Atlanta because her parents are divorcing and he needs to fix up the house for a quick sale. Candice finds a mysterious letter in her deceased grandmother's attic ...more
Terrific. Can't wait to write more about it closer to the pub date.
This book has all the feels and so many great messages for its readers. This is a beautiful story which moved me to tears. The mystery hooked me, but the masterful weaving of multiple stories kept me turning the pages. As much as I wanted to know where the mystery would lead, the stories of Candice, Brandon and the Washington family are what I'll hold in my heart. ❤ This is a new favorite. Well done, Mr. Johnson.
So much more I'd tell you, but I don't want to spoil it for you. Highly recommended ...more
"Just because you don't see the path doesn't mean it's not there."
What an incredible book! In my view this is totally for adults as well. The way the story weaves in interludes from the past with the present was my favorite thing about it, and in doing so it delves deeply into history, racism and oppression, love, friendship, legacy, sexual orientation, and more. This book lets people be complicated and almost never one-note and has a suspenseful mystery at its heart.
An expertly written page-tu ...more
Once in awhile a middle grade book comes along and almost creates its own genre. This book has done just that.
What an INCREDIBLE idea and super well written.
I loved so many things about this book--the characters, the history, and the mystery. This would be a fabulous read aloud or a jumping off place for conversations about racism, family dynamics, and friendship.
Candice thinks her summer in Lambert, South Carolina will be downright boring and uneventful, but she soon learns that won’t be the case. It all started when she found a letter. That letter was addressed to her beloved grandmother, who left town embarrassed after losing her job. When Candice reads the letter, she discovers that it’s only the first piece to a much bigger puzzle. Along with a boy named Brandon, Candice’s only true friend in Lambert, she decides to take a gamble and attempt to solv ...more