Late last year I read Winterhouse by Ben Guterson and I loved it! That was such a fun middle grade book (and I need to continue the series), so when I heard about the author’s new release I was excited. Today is my stop on the book tour for The Einsteins of Vista Point hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. Today I want to tell you all about this book. Keep on reading to find out more!
The Einsteins of Vista Point by Ben Guterson
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Publishing Date: April 12, 2022
After the tragic loss of their sister, Zack and his siblings band together to investigate a Morse Code-inspired mystery in this stunning novel about grief and resilience.
When Zack’s younger sister dies in a tragic accident, his family moves to a small town in the Northwest to try and heal from all the pain. Eleven-year-old Zack blames himself for his sister’s death, and he struggles to find any comfort in his new surroundings. Vista Point is home to many mysterious landmarks: The great domed Tower casts inscrutable shadows, and what is the cryptic message in its ceiling medallion? There are several hidden watering holes and even a secret cave in the woods with messages written on its walls. Zack, at first, feels lost in Vista Point. Until he meets Ann, a girl who lives in the area and shows Zack all the special places to be discovered. But there’s something that seems a bit strange about Ann—and perhaps a secret she is keeping from him.
With emotional depth, an unforgettable setting, and a winning cast of characters, this masterful novel thoughtfully explores the grieving process, and how a season of pain can evolve into a summer of healing.
If you’re curious about The Einsteins of Vista Place now, click here for the full tour schedule. Other amazing bloggers and bookstagrammers will be posting reviews and a few interviews.
About the Author
Ben Guterson is the author of Winterhouse, an Edgar Award and Agatha Award finalist as well as an Indie Next List Pick, and its sequels, The Secrets of Winterhouse and The Winterhouse Mysteries. The Winterhouse trilogy is available in ten languages worldwide. Ben and his family live in the foothills of the Cascades east of Seattle, and you can visit him online at benguterson.com.
The Einsteins of Vista Point sounds like a middle grade book I’ll love! Have you read any good middle grade books lately? Or what are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!