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Snatched by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue


The Bloodwater Mystery Series
Pete Hautman and Mary Logue

Putnam Young Adult (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0-399-24377-1 (0399243771)
ISBN-13: 978-0-399-24377-6 (9780399243776)
Publication Date: May 2006
List Price: $15.99

Review: Roni Delicata a nosy newspaper reporter for the school paper "The Bloodwater Pump" and an all time science lover Brian Bain have something in common, cracking a big case even the police canít accomplish, and spending more time in the principalís office then the principal herself! This suspenseful mystery is fiction and preferably not for the younger readers because some of the thrilling violence but a great book for middle scholars. However Pete Hautman and Mary Logue, National Book Award winners kept me on the edge of my seat as I read Snatched! This thrilling novel is one of the best I have ever read.

Snatched is the first of the three in this short series that also have Skullduggery and Doppelganger. In Snatched Roni and Brian team up to crack the case of who beat up and then kidnapped Alicia Camden, the victim in the story. Roniís tough and pushy attitude get her clues to where Alicia might be and lead to the one place that they least suspected. They then soon found out not to underestimate the little island people call home! These two great investigators hit a few stumps on the road, and the authors keep the readers on their toes as Roni and Brian get closer to solving the mystery.

Overall this book was suspenseful, funny, and one of the best books I have ever read. Snatched is a great novel and highly recommended to those who do not mind a heart stopper and very interesting/investigative thriller of a novel! In my opinion this book is very good and I give two thumbs up to the authors Pete Hautman and Mary Logue and the book Snatched that they both wrote so well. In Snatched there are some chapters that give off clues that are sometimes hard to find and have to read closely and others are there bringing Roni, you, and Brian closer to cracking the case (easy to find). Donít let Roniís mean attitude fool you though she just wants to get the scoop on the Camden case that seems to have the police stumped. In Snatched you will find things that are funny, scary, and downright weird but makes you want to keep reading more! The other two books in the series are just the same so you should read more in this short series!

Review written by Gresa, Grade 6. Date of review: October 2008.