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Review: Doppelganger, by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue

From the jacket flap:

Scrolling through a missing-children website, Roni Delicata gets the shock of her life. Staring back at her from the screen is a face that looks just like her fellow crime-solver Brian Bain, who was adopted as a baby. At first Brian scoffs at the resemblance, but then he realizes his parents have never really talked about his early childhood – could he actually be the missing kid?

As Roni and Brian piece together the mystery behind Brian’s adoption, other people emerge from the shadows of the past, and Brian’s parents still aren’t talking. Suddenly Brian is not just a detective on the caes – he’s the key to a mystery that everyone is after.

Ms. Bookish’s Quick Take: Doppelganger is the third book in the Bloodwater Mysteries series, and the protagonists, Roni Delicata and Brian Bain, are as likeable as ever. It’s a fast-paced story, filled with danger and excitement, and the solution to the mystery itself is satisfying. I wasn’t as happy with the overall conclusion to the book, though. Still, for children who love mysteries, Doppelganger should prove to be a fun and exciting read.
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Review: Snatched, by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue

Ms. Bookish’s Quick Take: Snatched, the first book in the Bloodwater series, introduces us to two engaging teenagers who become unlikely partners as they track down the mystery of who has abducted a classmate. I enjoyed this mystery very much; it was both fast-paced and realistic. I did find the ending somewhat disappointing, but despite this, it’s definitely a recommended read. See below for the full review.

From the jacket flap:

What do Roni Delicata, the pushy reporter for the school newspaper, and science geek Brian Bain have in common? Ordinarily, nothing except a tendency to end up in the principal’s office. But today isn’t an ordinary day: their new classmate Alicia has been snatched.

In no time, Roni and Brian are on the case. But the deeper they dig, the more suspects they find. And when they follow the trail to Wolf Spider Island, a place well known for its creepy inhabitants, Roni and Brian are suddenly risking their own lives for the truth. Can they find Alicia before it’s too late – for all of them?

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