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Number of Pages: 144
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Series: Faithgirlz! Boarding School Mysteries
Too much vanished to handle? Twelve-year-old Jeri McKane knew that attending boarding school hundreds of miles from home would be hard, but she never imagined anything like this. Her mom too busy even to answer Jeris phone calls and emailssends the devastating word that she cant make it to Parents Weekend. Then the school bus carrying Jeris roommate Rosa mysteriously disappears. A natural sleuth, Jeri knows there are leads to be followed and follows her instincts to discover new dimensions of faith and courage. Can Jeri continue to trust God even in the most confusing of times?
Kristi Holl is an award-winning author of dozens of middle-grade novels and six devotionals for girls. As a writing instructor with a background in elementary education, Kristi's books are on many recommended reading lists and have been nominated for numerous Children's Choice Awards. Kristi is married and has three grown daughters. She lives in San Antonio, TX. Visit wwwkristiholl.com to learn more.
Jenny RoseDallas, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A Christian Nancy Drew?April 13, 2011Jenny RoseDallas, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Vanished by Kristi Holl is about a 6th grade girl named Jeri McKane at an all girls boarding school. Her best friend Rosa goes missing while on an art class field trip along with 5 other students and the art teacher Mr. Reeves. The town turns out to help look for the van and missing people. Jeri calls Jake Phillips, a local reporter whom she looks up to, to come and help with the investigation. Then Jeri discovers that Jake's stories aren't adding up. Did the van run off the road and crash through the ice on the lake? Did Mr. Reeves kidnap the students? Did Jake have something to do with the disappearance? Jeri is determined to discover the truth.
The main character acts like an older sixth grader. Some of her logic seems to be a bit old for her but perhaps that works for a detective personality.
Overall this was an enjoyable read and not overly preachy. In fact, there are only a few references sprinkled throughout the story of Jeri's relationship with Jesus. I think this would be fun and appropriate for girls aged 10-12 years. It has just enough suspense to keep you guessing and turning pages without being too scary.
VickiePowderly, TXAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5March 2, 2011VickiePowderly, TXAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3It was definitely not what I expected. In order to get the full picture, you have to purchase the sequel.
DollieAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 27, 2011DollieAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Just a really good who-dun-it book. No profanity or anything that would make it undesirable to read.
Tstrickland90Carleton, MIAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good ReadingFebruary 7, 2011Tstrickland90Carleton, MIAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This was a great little story. Intriging and interesting. It could have been a bit longer and brought the charaters out more. But overall a good book.