By Meg McKinlay

Jun 12, 2013 | Reviewed by TFK Kid Reporter Faye Collins

Genre: Realistic fiction

Number of pages: 224

What’s the basic storyline?

The day Cassie is born, the mayor of Old Lower Grange pulls a lever that floods the town. The citizens cheer as they begin their new lives in new houses at New Lower Grange. Twelve years later, Cassie finds herself wondering what secrets lie beneath the lake. She and her friend Liam discover the hidden past someone tried so hard to cover up.

Are the characters believable?

I would say they are. I could relate to them easily, and they definitely seem like people I would want to meet! Cassie, the main character, is the first baby born in New Lower Grange, which makes her special.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being best), how would you rate this book?

I would give Below a 9. It is kind of hard to keep up with, but it is a great and interesting story. I really liked this book because I could relate to Cassie, her friendships, and how she spent her summer. Plus, the book has a fascinating mystery.