Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Title: Samantha Sanderson Off The Record

Author: Robin Carroll 

Publisher: Zonderkidz Publishing  
Ages: 9-11

Sometimes decisions are almost impossible to make. When the school's grades are tampered with, Samantha Sanderson must enlist her best friend 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 new found friend, Felicia, Sam must choose whether to stick by her friend at all cost or report the story as she sees it.

Why maybe you should read it:
Middle school can be a challenging journey at best but for most kids, it's a maze of dealing with rising hormones, peer pressure, and all sorts of daily distractions. All Samantha wants to be is a good investigative reporter, but tough choices threaten to get in her way when the "evidence" involving grade tampering at her school points to a new friend being the culprit.

Older elementary school age kids will be able to relate to Samantha and might even find themselves struggling with some of the same challenges. The bonds of friendship are tested and Samantha discovers the type of person she wants to become in SAMANTHA SANDERSON OFF THE RECORD.  A good addition to any home library.
Like-o-meter Rating scale**: 4 out of 5...think about it.

**Rating scale**

 5 out of 5...grab it!

 4 out of 5...think about it.

 3 out of 5...take it or leave it.

 2 out of 5...maybe not for you.

 1 out of 5...forget about it!

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  1. Replies
    1. Hi Misha! It was a nice read and I can see many young people finding a bit of themselves in the story...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!