Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Samantha Sanderson On the Scene" by Robin Caroll

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About this book:

  “As Samantha and the rest of the middle schoolers prepare for the upcoming Spring Fest, 'mean girl' Nikki faces the reality that her parents are getting divorced. It's hard for Samantha to sympathize because of Nikki's mean girl reputation. But when Nikki becomes victim of a string of attacks, Samantha takes it upon herself and her super sleuth abilities to get down to the bottom of the bullying. Plus, articles on bullying are just the kind of serious topic the school paper needs instead of fluff like popularity tips. Samantha enlists the help of her tech-savvy BFF, Makayla, and while the two track down clues, they leave a trail of trouble behind, and may even be directly responsible for a break in of their very own school's computer lab!
  Nikki is touched by Samantha's assistance and warms up to her, which only makes Aubrey all the ruder to Samantha, but Samantha doesn't care. She's comfortable in her own skin, and vows to help others feel the same way.
  The Samantha Sanderson series is about an ordinary girl with extraordinary dreams. Each book touches on a crime straight from headlines, from bomb threats to bullying, while following Samantha and her friends as they navigate middle-school and questions of faith.

Series: Book #2 in the “Samantha Sanderson” series, which is part of the “Faithgirlz” line. {Read my review of Book #1, Here!}

Spiritual Content- Psalm 32:12-14, Proverbs 31:8, Ecclesiastes 31:1-8; Those scriptures get expanded on at Youth Group;  Many Prayers; Sam learns to Trust God.

Negative Content- Minor Cussing including: a ‘oh my gosh’, a few ‘shut up’s; Bullying is a major part of this story, the girl gets called fat and ugly.

Sexual Content- Crushes & who-likes-whos are mentioned a couple of times.

-Samantha “Sam” Sanderson, age 12
                                   P.O.V. of Sam
                                                                    247 pages

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My personal Rating- 
(and a half)

While I liked the first book in this series, “Samantha Sanderson At the Movies” (click Here! to see review) a bit more, I did like this book. Fellow homeschoolers might not be completely interested because bullying (at a public school) and divorce play major roles. All in all, a great Christian mystery for girls of all ages, just like the first book.
I’m really looking forward to the next Samantha Sanderson book!

See y’all on Friday for another new review! 

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Zonderkidz) for this review.

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