Saturday, June 6, 2015

Samantha Sanderson: Off the Record

Author: Robin Caroll
Publisher: Zonderkidz
April 2015
ISBN:  978-0529102782
Genre: Young Adult/suspense
Series: Samantha Sanderson series #3
Reviewed by Jenna

Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, so she’s always looking for articles to publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become chief editor). With a police officer for a father, Sam is in no short supply of writing material.

In the third book of the Samantha Sanderson series, when the school’s grades were tampered with, Sam must enlist Makayla’s help in hacking the system to discover the virus that was used and who committed the crime. But when the lead suspect is her newfound friend, Felicia, Sam must choose whether to stick by her friends at all costs or report the story as she sees it.

The Samantha Sanderson series is about an ordinary girl with extraordinary dreams. Each book touches on a crime straight from headlines, from bomb threats to bullying, while following Samantha and her friends as they navigate middle-school and questions of faith.

I enjoyed reading SAMANTHA SANDERSON: OFF THE RECORD and getting reacquainted with Sam and her schoolmates. I really like that these suspense aren’t scary like grownup ones and that they aren’t predictable. I didn’t even guess what would happen at the end of this book.

SAMANTHA SANDERSON: OFF THE RECORD is about being kind and considerate and being nice to people who aren’t nice back. I really like the ending of the book.

I recommend SAMANTHA SANDERSON: OFF THE RECORD for tween and teen girls, Christian school or homeschool libraries, and church libraries.

5 stars. Available in ebook and paperback. 240 pages.

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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