Friday, February 09, 2007

What Mrs. N's Been Reading - Tell

I just finished Norah McClintock's Tell. I've read a few of the Orca Soundings books now, and have yet to be disappointed with one. If you're unfamiliar with the series, they are intended for older, weak, or reluctant teen readers. Strong readers who want an intricate plot and lots of detail in character development might be disappointed, but they aren't the intended audience for these books. They do pack in some action, with characters and plot that will interest teens, usually in 100-200 pages. This one is about a teenage boy, David, who's stepfather is fatally shot on the street. When the police begin to suspect that David was involved, and even his own mother suspects him, details about the drowning death of David's younger brother years earlier also come to light. The author packs quite a bit into only 100 pages.

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