Alli’s Swallowing stones book reveiw

Swallowing Stones by Joyce McDonald is about a boy named Michael that shot a winchester rifle bullet aimlessly into the sky to celebrate that he’d gotten from his grandfather.  The next he heard on the radio that a man (Jenna, the main character’s dad) was shot in the head from a stray bullet while repairing his roof.  Michael did not know Jenna or her father.  When Michael figures out that he was the one that killed jenna’s dad he starts to lie to his family and friends and hide the evidence.  Jenna goes through the stages of grief and eventually feels like she should kill her father’s murderer, but first she has to find out who it is.  The police start investigating and Jenna starts seeking.  Soon things start getting bad for Michael and Jenna starts to feel better.


I liked this book until the end.  I enjoyed how there was different chapters for Michael and Jenna to see their point of view.  It also had a very good plot line.  When the ending came it was just flat and it ends very abruptly.