Thursday, December 26, 2013

Leaping at Shadows by Megan Atwood-ADVISABLE

Atwood, Megan, Leaping at Shadows. Pgs. 100. Darbycreek, 2013. $23.95. Content: Language: G, Mature Content: G, Violence: PG

Madeline is a new scholarship student at the Dario Quincy Academy of Dance. She is a late admission, so she stuck out, but she’s determined to make her mom proud by fitting in and doing well. When her necklace gets stolen, she assumes the mean, popular girls at school took until other items of other students start going missing. So, she starts trying to figure out what is really going on. Who are her allies and who are her enemies? What is really going on beneath the school?

A fast-paced, engaging mystery ideal for reluctant reader girls. The characters are likable and realistic. The plot is well-developed and intriguing. Readers who like mysteries and school-related stories will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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