Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
- Reading age: 9 to 12
Bridgewood is having one of the hottest summers on record. Despite the strict ban, fires have been popping up all over town and it's starting to look like arson.
Dylan O'Connor gets pulled into the middle of it all when his friend Eliot becomes a suspect. At first, Dylan is certain Eliot isn't responsible, but when he finds out his friend has been hiding a big secret, he's not so sure. Dylan has to get to the bottom of these mysterious fires—and fast—before someone gets hurt.
About the author
Deb Loughead is the author of more than twenty-five books for children and young adults. She completed an English degree at the University of Toronto before working as a copy editor. She turned to creative writing after deciding to stay home to raise her three sons. Deb's books have been translated into seven languages, and her award-winning poetry and adult fiction have appeared in a variety of Canadian publications. In addition to having extensive experience with educational writing, Deb has conducted workshops and held readings at schools, festivals and conferences across the country. She has written and directed children’s plays and taught creative writing classes for adults in Toronto. Deb likes to spend her non-writing time reading, knitting or hanging around horses as a therapeutic riding volunteer. Deb lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.debloughead.ca.
"An excellent choice for reluctant readers. It would appeal to students who like adventure, mystery and realistic fiction. Highly Recommended."