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Ending with a sudden and shattering tragedy, ["Dreamland Lake"] is more somber perhaps than the usual teenage mystery. Yet the author has a light, controlled touch, and an emotional depth to his narrative that turns it into an unusually strong and subtle novel of early adolescence.

"For Ages 4, 5 … 15: 'Dreamland Lake'," in The New York Times Book Review (© 1974 by The New York Times Company; reprinted by permission), January 13, 1974, p. 10.

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