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Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.31 (inches)|
Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, and so shes always looking for articles she can publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become editor). And with a police officer for a father, Sam is in no short supply for writing material.
It seemed like the perfect opportunity.
When an explosive device is found in the local theater, Sam gets the lead on this developing and controversial storycontroversial because the movie theater has recently come under attack by a renowned, outspoken atheist for allowing a local church to show Christian movies. Sams police-officer father happens to be heading the investigation, and Sam cant resist doing some sleuthing of her own with the help of her best friend Makaylas techno-genius. But when Sams theories end up being printed in the school paper, she lands in big troubleand danger!
Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin's mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage--two aspects Robin weaves into each of her 14 published novels. When she isn't writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home--in the South, where else? She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, RT Reviewer's Choice Award, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year.
RagdogsAge: Under 18Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Main Character Not Very LikableJune 9, 2014RagdogsAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2Samantha Sanderson is a very well written book, having good Christian morals throughout the story and showing perseverance in pursuing ones dreams. However, Samantha is not a very likable character. All she seems to care about is how being the most popular journalist for the school paper will get her the attention of the cute boys of the school.
She is very disrespectful to her father, ignoring his suggestive authority entirely. I say "suggestive authority" because the father never actually takes authority with his daughter, he only suggests that she stop writing about a particular case, only suggests that she stay out of trouble, and only suggests that she stop making up stories that could possibly ruin his reputation, never telling her when enough is enough and putting a stop to her nonsense. The mother is hardly ever around in the book, because she is travailing for her work, so therefore I did not see much family time or many family activities.
The storyline was kind of intriguing, but yet repetitive, therefore not holding my attention. Though I am not in middle school (I am a Sophomore), I honestly do not think any of the middle school girls I know would like this book, therefore I do not recommend it.
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