Treasure in the Lake by Jason Pamment

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Treasure in the Lake

Author: Jason Pamment

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Recommended For…: middle grade readers, graphic novel, action/adventure

Genre: MG Graphic Novel

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Publisher: HarperAlley

Pages: 208

Recommended Age: 10+ (some scary moments, allusions to drowning)

Explanation of CWs: Some scenes contain lots of water and there’s an assumption that a child almost or did drown.

Synopsis: Iris knows this because she’s read them all. However, as a thirteen-year-old stuck in the tiny town of Bugden, real adventure seems like a distant dream. But when Iris and her best friend, Sam, stumble upon an unusually dry river on the outskirts of town, they’re led to a discovery beyond anything Iris has ever read about: a hidden city and a forgotten tale of friendship.

In Jason Pamment’s middle grade graphic novel debut, perfect for fans of Hilda and This Was Our Pact, can Iris and Sam uncover the truth in time to keep their own friendship afloat, or will history repeat itself and pull them apart forever?

Review: I really loved this graphic novel! It was absolutely adorable, the artwork was amazing, and I loved the story. I have always wanted to be an explorer and now I’m more inclined to be one after this book lol. I loved the character development, I loved the world building, and the writing was amazing.

The only thing I had issue with is that it took a second to catch up to speed with the characters. It was a little hard to figure out what was the motivation and why they felt it, but I caught on very fast.

Verdict: So cute!! Definitely recommend!

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