Moodie, Craig Into the Trap, 197 p. Roaring Brook, 2011. $17. Language: PG (3 swears, 0 ‘f’); Violence: PG (mild violence). Eddie, 12, knows that someone is stealing lobsters from the traps around Fog Island – including from his own family – and when he happens upon the lobsters and the thieves, he decides he must do something about it. With the help of Briggs, 13, an escapee from a local posh summer camp, they set off with a vague plan to capture the thieves, but everything starts falling apart and the boys find themselves accused of the crime. Now they can’t stop until they can clear their names.
Mild danger and intrigue would make this a good regional pick, for coastal areas involved in boating or the lobster trade. EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher