Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius - ESSENTIAL

Wegelius, Jakob The Murderer's Ape, translated by Peter Graves, 624 pages. Delacorte Press, January 24, 2017. $11.41. Language:G (0 swears 0 “f”) Mature Content:PG-13 (Main characters get dragged into a crime, explosions) Violence: PG-13 (Offpage abuse, raising and threatening with guns) 

Sally Jones is an ape, and an amazing engineer and chessmaster, along with other things. Her owner, Koskela, who is a ship captain, is blamed for the murder of Alphonse Morro, who got the captain to ship stuff for someone, but the captain found out that instead of shipping tiles, it was weapons. He fell in the river when Koskela was chasing him down when they spotted him on the street, and she has to find out how to prove he is innocent, and goes to very brave and adventurous extremes to try and do so. 

This book is really intriguing, and it's really suspenseful. All of the characters all well written, the story is adventurous and intriguing, and the settings are well-described. 

MS-ESSENTIAL 8th Grade Student Reviewer AR

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