Wednesday, March 6, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: HIDE AND SECRET


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HIDE andSECRET- mystery book review
HIDE AND SECRET
Kathleen Fuller
Tommy Nelson
2011

AVAILABLE: Paperback & Kindle 

When Anna Mae Shetler and her two best friends, Jeremiah and Amos, find a hidden tree house in the woods, they also uncover a hidden box with money and an old diary. Not sure of what to do with their discovery they agree to leave everything where they found it until they can figure out the rightful owner. Anna Mae secretly takes the diary home. It's her grandmother's from when she was a girl and is full of secrets that impact the present. She becomes engrossed in the past and almost misses that Jeremiah and Amos both have difficult problems of their own to sort out. When the money disappears, it threatens to destroy their friendship forever.
 Because the story is set in an Amish community, the story, characters and tone feel from a totally different time period. Young readers should find the Amish way of life fascinating even though the mysterious elements might feel a little old fashioned and predictable.



TARGET AUDIENCE: Grades 5-7
MYSTERY / SUSPENSE:  Quiet
KID APPEAL:  Girls will like this


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