Saturday, July 19, 2008
The Postcard by Tony Abbot
Jason is helping his father cope with his grandmother's recent death when he receives a mysterious phone call that leads him to an equally mysterious postcard. Strange people and events lead him to believe that there was more to his grandmother's life than his father ever knew. A string of clues leads him to a series of old crime magazines that include chapters in a bizarre tale that he believes is actually the story of his grandmother's life. This is a story within a story, and mystery readers will enjoy following along as Jason and his new friend Dia unravel a very strange chain of clues. I think this is a book that will be enjoyed by good readers who can follow a sort of complicated story line. I will definitely recommend it to 6th and 7th graders this fall.