Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt - ADVISABLE

Burt, Jake Greetings from Witness Protection!, 358 pages. Feiwel and Friends, 2017. $17. Content: Language: PG-13 (7 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13.  

Nicki has been in the foster care system because her father is in prison. Her Grammy taught her how to be a pick-pocket and that usually gets Nicki in trouble with foster families.  When the U.S. Marshals show up at the foster care center and start to show interest in Nicki, she realizes the opportunities she might gain by going into Witness Protection with the Trevor family.  As Nicki assimilates into the Trevor family she needs to protect the family’s identity because they are on the run from the mob.  

I enjoyed this book because of its creative story line. Nicki is a likable character who is kind and funny.  In the beginning, when Nikki is getting briefed about how to be in the program, it’s a bit bogged down with details, but because I cared about her character it was easy to keep going.  The violence is PG-13 because Nikki sees a picture of a dead body and the description is graphic and there is also a shooting. 

MS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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