This story will captivate you and leave you wanting to know more about the childhood adventures of writer Zora Neal Hurston and her best friend Carrie. Told from the point of view of ten-year-old Carrie, the story is set inEatonville,FL.where girls get caught up in a story they didn’t know they were part of until after it was over. When Zora witness a local man with a gator snout where his face should be, she is quick to retell the story to her classmates with the vibrancy and details that only she is known for. However, not everyone believes the stories that Zora weaves, so it is up to the girls and their friend Teddy to investigate the mystery of the gator themselves. But when someone is found murdered in Eatonville, the kids discover they may be part of a mystery bigger than even Zora could have ever dreamed up! A clever plot line and rich narrative makes this book a must read for lovers of mysteries, history and a little adventure.
Reviewed by Ericka