Friday, September 14, 2018

"Cracking the Code" by Emily Thomas

About this book:

  “Anne and Wendy are preparing for a new adult literacy class when Ben races inside the library to tell his mother that their dog, Hershey, has found a package on the porch. Anne chases Hershey around the yard until she is finally able to retrieve it and discovers an envelope with several thousand dollars of cash inside! Wendy is convinced the money is an answer to prayer - the library's elevator is in severe need of repair - but Anne doesn't feel right using the cash it if wasn't meant for them. There is a cryptic note in the envelope, but no signature or other identifying information. Where did all of this money come from? Who does it belong to?
  Meanwhile, the literacy program is off to a good start, but Wendy is hoping for one more student: the father of one of Liddie's classmates, who is unable to read stories to his daughter. Can Wendy and Anne find a way to encourage him to come to the class without embarrassing him?”

Series: Book #11 in the “Secrets of the Blue Hilly Library” series. Reviews of #1 Here, #2 Here, #3 Here, #5 Here, #6 Here, #7 Here, #8 Here, #9 Here, and #10 Here! (The fourth book has not been reviewed yet.)

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are read, remembered, & mentioned; Prayers & Thanking God; Church going & sermons; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of prayers, praying, answered prayers, thanking God, & blessings over food; Mentions of God & faiths; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of churches, church going, pastors, services, & sermons; Mentions of a devotional; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of Jews & a rabbi; A few mentions of Christians; A couple mentions of hymns; A mention of a mission trip; A mention of missionaries.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: eight forms of ‘dumb’; A mention of a curse (said, not written); Mentions of jail, beatings, & pain (during World War II, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of wars, nuclear/bomb scares, & a bomb shelter; Mentions of criminals, crimes, & stealing/robberies; Mentions of a con-man & scams; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of a wives & husbands leaving their families; A few mentions of a fire; A few mentions of lies & lying; A few mentions of winning the lottery; A couple mentions of eye rolling; A mention of a death in the military; A mention of a divorce;
             *Note: Mentions of car brands; A mention of an actress.

Sexual Content- Mentions of dating & boyfriends; A couple mentions of a flirt; A couple mentions of crushes.

-Anne Gibson, age 34
                                P.O.V. of Anne
                                        269 pages

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My personal Rating-
I personally think that this is one of the best in this series so far. Not only was the mystery very interesting, I found myself laughing at different points over different characters. Overall, it was a very fun read and I personally would love to visit this library! ;)

See y’all on Monday with a 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.

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