Autumn's End by Curtis Moser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In Wolf Creek, small town life is all there is. For James and Zoe, they want more than school, football games and dances. They want to start digging up the bodies of the dead in the local cemeteries. This strange activity may start innocently enough, but it leads two teenagers on a path they never thought they would go.
An obsession with the dead doesn't sound like it would be full of humor, but Autumn's End has a great deal of funny moments that keeps readers interested. While James is content in being a good Mormon youth, Zoe's honest and carefree style is a great complement to James, otherwise who would have thought a kid like this would be grave robbing in the first place? They dig up some of the oldest graves in the cemetery, making sure access to the body is easy. They also take souvenirs from each body and are content on their adventures. That is until James hears about the Rhoades Mine from one of his teachers. Another dead body dug up and they eventually get what they need to try and find the mine. But their quest for gold leads them down a dangerous path of an old cold case and much more mystery than they thought their little town could hold.
This book is quite entertaining throughout, and readers need to stick around until the end because it is a twist I don't think anyone will see coming.
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