The Last Safe Place on Earth
By Richard Peck
Book Review by Chase McCullough
Todd, 15, moves into what he thinks is a perfect neighborhood called Walden Woods. The neighborhood and school are a higher class with gates and security around them. Crime never seems to happen around Walden Woods. While here everything starts off quite well when he meets his so called "dream girl." Laurel, his dream girl, was the babysitter for his little sister. Everyday he comes home to them but never can find the words to say to Laurel. Then one day everything seems to take a turn for the worse.
One day after school Todd and his parents are on the way home when they are stopped on the interstate from a bad accident. They asked who was in the accident but to their surprise the did not know who it was, or did they? If you love mysteries and suspense then once you start you will not be able to put this book down.
How did they survive?
On the way home, Todd and his parents, are stopped on the interstate. Very concerned they got out to see if they could help but the people in the crash were gone. Why would they run?
One day Todd comes home to his house and all of the Halloween decorations were torn down and thrown all over the yard. Who did it?
Todd finally gets his chance with Laurel. One day when he comes home he asks Laurel to go to the homecoming fire with him. She gives him a chance but something goes terribly wrong.