I am always grateful when our 9-year old reads a book that excites her so much she has to write about it here on the website. This book came from her school library. Here’s the story:
TITLE: DON’T TELL ANYONE (2000, Puffin Books)
AUTHOR: PEG KEHRET
TIME IT TOOK ME TO READ: 2 WEEKS
BEST QUOTE FROM THE BOOK: “I WAS SO WORRIED THAT I COULDN’T EVEN SING,” SAID MEGAN’S LITTLE SISTER.
BACK OF BOOK: THE FERAL CATS LIVE IN THE OPEN FIELD NEAR MEGAN’S HOUSE. IT’S ABOUT TO BE BULLDOZED FOR AN APARTMENT BUILDING. ONLY MEGAN CAN HELP THEM. AN ODD MAN OFFERS TO HELP SAVE THE CATS, BUT HE ACTS SO STRANGELY, MEGAN KNOWS THERE IS SOMETHING NOT QUITE RIGHT ABOUT HIM. AFTER WITNESSING A HIT-AND-RUN CAR ACCIDENT, MEGAN SUDDENLY BEGINS RECEIVING DISTURBING NOTES PROMISING A LIFE OF DANGER IF SHE DOESN’T KEEP HER MOUTH SHUT. NOT KNOWING WHO TO TRUST, MEGAN WILL HAVE TO RELY ON HER WITS IN ORDER TO SAVE THE CATS- AND HERSELF- FROM THE TREACHEROUS ADVENTURES THAT LIE AHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!
MY REVIEW: I LOVE MYSTERIES, SO THIS WAS MY KIND OF BOOK. PEG KEHRET IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS. SHE IS SO CREATIVE AND DETAILED. THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT THAT YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS AMAZING AND THRILLING BOOK!!!
* Thank you to our daughter Julia for writing this week’s first ever guest review and recipe!
Every Tuesday we introduce you to a favorite book from our secret book room, and give you a unique “recipe for fun” this week over on our Book Cook page.
Today’s Great Book: The Kidnapped King was written and illustrated by Ron Roy (Random House, 2000)
Time to Read: I was so into this book that I read it in only 2 hours because it was fun, interesting, entertaining, and…MYSTERIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: from the back of the book…The king and queen of Costra have been kidnapped! For his protection, the prince is sent to Green Lawn-to hide out with Dink’s family. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose promise to help their royal friend rescue his parents from the enemies of the Crown. But then the prince gets kidnapped, too. Can the three sleuths catch the kidnappers and unravel this royal mystery?
Best Quote from the Book: “Dink was reading Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. He had seen the movie, but he still loved the story. He took the book to the reading corner and plopped down in a bean-bag chair.”
Julia’s (age 9) View: I very much enjoyed reading this very detailed story. If you are a mystery kind of person, then you will instantly fall in love with this book. If you are good at figuring out clues you will know the answer to the mystery even before it starts.