Summers are all about ice cream, hanging with your friends, and solving mysteries about lots of missing money from the ice cream stand, right?!?
Alright, maybe the last part isn’t true for everyone, but it is true for four kids in Megan Atwood's novel titled Ice Cream Summer.
This novel is a fun summer read for new chapter book readers. In my opinion, it would be an awesome fit for readers who are around a 3rd-grade reading level. The text is simple, the plot is clear, and the four friends of the story are absolutely relatable to an elementary student.
Ice Cream Summer is told through the perspective of one of the four friends running the ice cream stand. Her name is Sarah and things between her and her best friend, Lizzie have been weird ever since the twins, Olive and Peter, have joined the ice cream team.
Sarah is convinced that she is losing her best friend, Lizzie, to the newest members of the town, and that problem is only emphasized when the four ice cream employees realize that all the money in their safe is gone.
Now, Sarah not only has to face the problem of losing her best friend, but she also has to find a way to find the missing money.