Samantha Sanderson at the Movies

Samantha Sanderson at the Movies
By Robin Caroll
Zonderkidz
Retail Price $8.99
Amazon Price: $8.09

Book Description:

Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, and so she’s 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 story—controversial because the movie theater has recently come under attack by a renowned, outspoken atheist for allowing a local church to show Christian movies. Sam’s police-officer father happens to be heading the investigation, and Sam can’t resist doing some sleuthing of her own with the help of her best friend Makayla’s techno-genius. But when Sam’s theories end up being printed in the school paper, she lands in big trouble—and danger!

Review

This is an installment in a series of faith-based mysteries features middle school age Samantha Sanderson who wants to be an investigative reporter.  With her dad being a Police Detective, she often has local mysteries to solve along with her best friend Makayla.  This particular book finds the duo investigating a potential bombing in a local theater.  It is easy to follow along as they find clues along the way to solve the mystery.  This novel is for middle-age girls and is a light read.  It has enough suspense and intrigue to keep you interested, but there is nothing too scary.  The author does a great job of capturing the feeling of community and relationships.

~Reviewed by Allie B.