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Written by Patricia Reilly Giff

Reviewed by Luke B. (age 9)


Have you ever had a feeling that your mom and dad aren’t actually your mom and dad? If you think you might like this book then read on!

This book is about a boy whose name is Sam. He finds a mysterious news article ripped from a newspaper. It says someone with the name of Sam Bell went missing from an orphanage in the thousand islands. Sam gets curious and thinks that he might be the boy that went missing from the orphanage. So after school every day he goes to the school library and researches on where the Thousand Islands are. He ends up having to do some extra work to get to the bottom of the mystery of who went missing from the orphanage that rainy night.

I think this book was okay. If I would rate it on a scale from one to ten I would give it a four. I think this book has a lesson in it, never give up. I think that that lesson is in Eleven because when Sam saw the article and got curious what did he do? He kept researching until he figured out what he wanted to know. I think you should read this book because it really makes you curious and interested. It was a good book for a mystery book. For a mystery book I would give it a four.