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This MG book (grades 4-7) is set in a peculiar place named Centerlight Island. Half of the island is in the U.S. and half is in Canada. A squiggly line runs right through the downtown and across the island which means next door neighbors may actually be citizens of a different country! It also means the U.S. kids get to go to the island school and the Canadian kids have to ride a smelly ferry to their school everyday. This makes it so hard to be friends and ZeeBee really needs a friend. She so badly needs someone to believe her when she says her beloved monster of a dog, Barney, which was notorious for rampaging through the island and destroying anything in his path, was murdered. And no one believes her until Keenan moves to the island.
This book will have you laughing out loud as Zeebee and Keenan use every problem solving skill imaginable to figure out the answer to the mystery. And it’s a mystery that may have begun a hundred years ago when gangsters called Centerlight home. You will love the adventures the kids encounter along the way and you’ll cheer to see their growing friendship.
This is a great choice for those students looking for either an adventure or a mystery. There are plenty of chilling moments to satisfy those hungry for adventure and so many twists and turns to make a mystery lover reluctant to put it down.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - US (30 December 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062798863
- ISBN-13: 978-0062798862
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.7 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 390 g
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