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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Code Busters Club (YA)


Book #70 Read in 2012
The Code Busters Club by Penny Warner (YA)

This is the first in a mystery series.  Four young adults form a club where they pass secret messages written in code back and forth.  Their neighbor, whom they call Skeleton Man, is taken to the hospital after his house catches fire.  But was it an accidental fire or set by his newly arrived family members?  The kids decide to investigate.  

This book was a good mystery and used the codes in an interesting way to move the plot along.  I could see readers who liked solving codes really enjoying this book.  There are two male and two female protagonists so I think both male and female readers would be drawn to this book.  It was a good, quick read.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the kind review, Melissa!
    I have Code Buster kits I send out to go with the books. Just send me an email with your mailing address and I'll mail it off!
    -Penny
    CODE BUSTERS CLUB #2: THE HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSE, Due out Nov 13.

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  2. Sounds cute. I wonder if it's too young for my daughter though.

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  3. @Penny--Tried to email you through your blog but it didn't work. I would love a kit sent to me at school at Melissa Palmer, Greenville High School, PO Box 129, Greenville, NY 12083

    @Carol--This would be good for upper elementary and middle school students.

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