Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lost in London by Cindy Callaghan - ADVISABLE

Callaghan, Cindy Lost in London, 256 p. Simon and Schuster, 2013.  $7.  Content: G.  

Jordan Jacoby is super excited that she talked her mother into letting her go to London for spring break.  When she arrives, however, the host’s daughter, Caroline, doesn’t seem quite so excited to see Jordan.  Caroline’s friends are very welcoming and they almost make up for Caroline’s cold shoulder.  Jordan and Caroline get stuck in Daphne’s department store overnight and have to cooperate in order to avoid the guard.  Someone knows about the sleepover and is willing to blackmail the pair with their secret.  And as the group continues their way around London, mysterious thefts seem to follow them.  

This has the potential to be a dreadful mashup of girl trouble, blackmail and mystery, but Callaghan actually pulls the whole thing together deftly and without irony.  A great addition to the Simon Mix selections.  

EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

My girls love the Mix books, and I love anything set in London, so I'll definitely have to read this!