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Book Reviews in Category 'Mystery'

When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
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When You Reach Me

I really enjoyed the way time travel was incorporated into this story in a way that almost makes it seem possible. Miranda is a 12 year old living in NYC in the ‘70s. She lives with her mom, a paralegal who is methodically training for The $20,000 Pyramid game show. One day when Miranda and her best friend, Sal, are walking home from school, he gets punched in the nose and stomach by a boy who hangs out with a menacing group of bullies. From that day on, Sal avoids Miranda and refuses to spend time with her. Why? is the question Miranda tries to answer, but the puzzle becomes much bigger and involves a homeless man who sleeps with his head under a mailbox, a privileged classmate, the chronology of time travel, and lots of period details from the 1970s.

Reviewed by BarbaraGordon on May 27, 2010

The Phantom of Pine Hill
by Carolyn Keene
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The Phantom of Pine Hill

This book is really mysterious. Nancy Drew suspects many people of being the "phantom" of pine hill. When she finally gets a lead on her mystery she finds out it is someone that she knows and even finds a secret door in the wall where the thieves were getting in. This is a very exciting book!

Reviewed by soccergirl on Dec 15, 2009

Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke
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Inkheart

I loved Inkheart! In this enchanting story, Meggie, Mo, and Dustfinger go out to defeat the evil Capricorn.

Reviewed by monkey on Mar 13, 2008

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
by J. K. Rowling
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

This book is an AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME book. This book is a bit inappropriate with some kissing, crushes, etc. Somebody dies! Can't tell, it would ruin it for all of you Harry Potter fans like me out there. Harry ALMOST goes evil! He gets hold of a book with dangerous,dark spells and shortcuts to potions. They are figuring out, as well as, finding the 7 horcruxes. Dumbledore and Harry go on dangerous journeys to find the Horcruxes. The first two or three chapters are EXTREMELY boring, just stick with it! Pay attention, you will need to remember all of the important information in those first few chapters, to tie the book together. Overall, this book is ingenious, tear-jerking, exciting, and mysterious. ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by bernie on Mar 13, 2008

Door in the Dragon's Throat [Cooper Kids Adventures]
by Frank Peretti
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Door in the Dragon's Throat [Cooper Kids Adventures]

I chose this as the Most Exciting Book of all this year. An archaeologist and his teenagers go to a desert country to find the treasure and solve the dangerous mystery of the dragon's throat.

Reviewed by bernie on Mar 13, 2008

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