Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Scat, by Carl Hiaasen

I love all of Carl Hiaasen's books for kids/young adults but I really liked Scat. When their teacher goes missing Nick and Marta want to find her. They go to her house and are caught trespassing by a man who claims to be the teachers nephew and calls himself Twilly. Amidst all his detective work Nick has to deal with the fact that his dad was injured in war and had to have his arm amputated. His father has to become a lefty so Nick decides to endure the hardships with him. Nick keeps his right arm tied behind his back and continues the search for his teacher.
As he searches he realizes that his teacher isn't as bad as she seems, actually she's pretty cool.
5 stars,

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dairy Queen, by Catherin Murdock

Dairy Queen is a heartwarming story about a girl trying to find her true self. Along the way she trains a lazy quarterback from the rival high school. As she trains him they get closer. Amidst all the training she realizes that football is really her passion, but how will her family feel about this? Will her strict father stop her from living her dream? I liked Dairy Queen because of the way the author surprised me. I would think one thing but something completely different would happen.
3 stars,