Mystery of the Witches' Bridge by Barbee Oliver Carleton
I remember reading this book over and over when I was a young teen. I loved mysteries back in the day and this was a favorite. The characters were very real to me and felt almost like I knew them personally. And as an only child, I thrived on that kind of connection.
This book centers on a young boy who becomes friends with other's his age that are from feuding families. Together they become embroiled in mysterious encounters, and old superstitions, through which they bond against their family's wills. The mystery is deep and hard to figure out, even at an older age.
Well written and very enjoyable, probably many of you have read it as children. But if you are like me, you read it many times before adulthood overtook the simpler things of childhood.