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Middle Grade Fiction 109
Doing whats hard not what is easy
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
If you have a mystery lover who wants more in-depth information about their middle-grade mystery novels, I highly recommend James Ponti. Every book I have read by this author has been thoroughly filled with factual details woven into a fictional middle-grade mystery. James Ponti takes the mystery of what happened to Al Capone's money. He leads you on a history lesson, but what the kids uncover while tracking this treasure brings to light real-life activities and how to handle them if you encounter them. I wanted to do what was hard and right versus ignoring the situation and thinking someone else would handle it. I learned a lot about Al Capone but also learned a lot about the Florida Everglades and illegal dumping, and I had a thrilling time reading the story. I highly recommend this for kids interested in history, who like mysteries, and those who want to stand up for the environment. This book lived up to my expectations of James Ponti: excellent writing, fantastic plot, excitement, and children with incredible potential and abilities.
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