Friday, May 8, 2015

"Samantha Sanderson Off the Record" by Robin Caroll

About this book:

  “Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, so she's always looking for articles to publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become chief editor). With a police officer for a father, Sam is in no short supply of writing material.
  In the third book of the Samantha Sanderson series, when the school's grades were tampered with, Sam must enlist Makayla's help in hacking the system to discover the virus that was used and who committed the crime. But when the lead suspect is her newfound friend, Felicia, Sam must choose whether to stick by her friends at all costs or report the story as she sees it.
  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 #3 in the “Samantha Sanderson” series, which is part of the “Faithgirlz” line. {You can see our reviews of Book #1 Here! and then Book #2 Here!}

Spiritual Content- Matthew 22:39 is quoted many times; A few other Scriptures are quoted; Prayers; A couple talks about God & being in His hands; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Going to Church/Youth Group & mentions of Youth Group.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’s, two ‘duh’s, two forms of ‘idiot’, two teasing ‘shut up’s, and Sam says “ohmygummybears!” twice; A mean girl (Aubrey is called a she-beast and then a “speak of the devil.”); A mention of Book #2’s bullying & divorce topics; Sam sometimes sneaks behind her father’s back to do something he told her not to do (but she always gets a lesson when it comes out).

Sexual Content- Mentions of crushes, cute boys, liking a boy, dates to a dance; Sam thinks “eww” when her parents kiss and smile at each other (twice); A comment on a blog post that “Crimes are murders, rapes, and assaults.”.

-Samantha “Sam” Sanderson, age 12 (7th grade)
                                             P.O.V. of Sam
                                                        228 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
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My personal Rating-
(and a half)
I’m a computer nerd. I admit it. It’s just so...fascinating! (I most likely get it from my Grandfather who was an engineer and would bring home tapes of the first computers making sounds to share with my Momma and Memaw. But I digress.) That said, I really, really enjoyed this novel! Plus the Spiritual Content was great! I hope there will be many more Samantha Sanderson books!

See y’all on Monday with the start of Pre-Teen Week!!

*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 e-book for free from the publisher (Zonderkidz) through BookLookBloggers for this review.

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