The premise: Tuckernuck Hall's treasure has been hidden for eighty years. The school's founder, Maria Tutweiler, first set students on the adventure, but no one has ever located it. When Laurie Madison and Bud Wallace begin sixth grade at Tuckernuck, they are on the road to finding what has never been found. But with the school board threatening to close down the school, time is running out.
What keeps reader reading: The adventure and mystery! Questions such as: Is there really a treasure? What's the school board's hurry in shutting down the school? And . . . if the treasure is real, what is it and can it save Tuckernuck? These questions and more keep readers turning the pages.
What I loved: The unlikely alliance between Laurie and Bud. Their search becomes more than just a search for treasure. It helps them work through other areas in their lives -- things like Laurie's friendships changing as she grows up and Bud dealing with his mother's death. These huge things in their lives are aided by Laurie and Bud's common goal of finding Tuckernuck's treasure.
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Happy middle grade reading!