June 14, 2010

The Postcard - by Tony Abbott

If you love to read about the history of old Florida cities, and you also like interesting mysteries with lots of twists and turns, this is the PERFECT book for you! For the rest of us, it's a really good book.

When teenage Jason heads down to Florida to help his dad clean out his grandmother's house, it begins to seem like this will be a boring story about family problems.  Nope!  The mysterious clues start fairly early on, and keep building as the reader tries to stay one step ahead of the characters.  This is one of those mystery novels where you don't really figure things out until the end, and the twists and turns keep getting more interesting.  It's not as good as The Westing Game, but it has some great action scenes, and more than its fair share of weird and wacky characters.

Check it out if you like twisty plots, old hotels and bridges, creepy retired circus performers, or mysterious but helpful neighbor girls who can't seem to get your name right!

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