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Summary: Jason is headed to Florida to clean out his grandmother's house. Not what he had planned for summer. He wants to stay home and play with his friends. To stay in touch, he sends some postcards, but the cards get lost and no one knows where they go. This is a summer vacation story and mystery rolled into one.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, independent reading, read aloud book, reluctant reader, remedial reader
Recommended Age: read together: 9 to 12; read yourself: 10 to 13
Interest Level: 10 and up
Reading Level: 4
Age of Child: Read by a student at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, MN. This was part of our Use Your ABCs classroom literacy project.
Young Reader Reaction: I picked this book because it looked like a book I would read. I thought the first chapter was boring, but then it got interesting. I liked the book because it has a kid writing letters to his grandparents.
Adult Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Pros: This is a good book to read.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. I would buy this book because it is interesting to read and it has a good ending.
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Educational Themes: This is a story that lets you talk about relationships, family history, and secrets.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Fiction - mystery, adventure, grandparents, family, young adult