Catch Me If You Can

Written by Frank Abaganale

Reviewed by John P. (age 10)


It's about a guy named Frank Abaganale. When he was 18 he moved out and he wanted to fly for for free. His Airport Pan Am is the closest airport so he gets a fraud ID and gets a Pan Am uniform. Then they ask for his ID up close so he ends up sweating like crazy. He passes the ID test so he gets a flight and he also likes to make fraud checks that are really not worth a penny. Figure out how long he gets without getting caught and going to prison.

There weren't any pictures but the story put a picture in your head. My favorite part was when he made many checks and it really didn't cost more than a penny. This book makes me wonder about how long he can go without getting caught.

My recommendation is for 5th and 6th graders because it has a pretty difficult text. If you like autobiographies and crime you might like this book. If you like bad guys being the main character then this is for sure your book.

John P. is a student in Ms. Brosnan's Class