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Black Taxi

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  151 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Rosie Sinclair is just a typical teenage girl -- except that her best friend is an exotic dancer and her beloved grandad is involved in just a bit of crime. When he has the bad luck to get busted on the last job of his career, he turns his cell phone and the keys to his black Mercedes over to Rosie for safekeeping while he's inside. Although Rosie has to cart around her gr ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Harper Teen (first published February 15th 2003)
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Aug 28, 2008 Jason rated it liked it
This was a well written book by a creative and knowledgeable author. He wrote many of the characters into his book with believeable backgrounds and habits. There were a couple moments of disbelief during some pivotal scenes, and those could have been written with a little more sincerity. Taken as a whole, however, it was a creative and well written book.
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This book was good to read. I enjoyed it!
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Shelves: teen
Rosie Sinclair’s grandfather is going to jail. Sure, he deserves it, as he’s never been caught before, but he also is taking the rap for Rosie’s sleazy uncle, so it actually is unfair. While he’s in the slammer, he asks Rosie to take car of his car (his baby) and also, by the way, his cell phone. The trouble starts when Rosie finds out why she has the phone—to act as taxi driver for several senior citizens around town. The trouble really starts when she gets a mysterious phone call telling her t ...more
Feb 17, 2010 Timothy rated it liked it
Black Taxi
James Moloney
Harper Collins Publishers
264 pages

Black Taxi is a book about a girl named Rosie who goes through an adventure with her grandfathers black Mercedes to keep her grandfather safe in jail. The book starts with Rosie's grandpa, Paddy Larkin going to jail after committing a numerous amount of crimes in the past without getting arrested. After he goes to jail, he leaves his black Mercedes that he bought from a funeral home to Rosie.
Rosie gets herself into a lot of intense situa
Mar 03, 2010 Ashleigh rated it liked it
More of a younger teens book. A mystery behind a fake ring, that is stolen. Black Mercedes is the reason its call 'Black Taxi'. Not really a moral behind the book, just a fun plot and good storyline.
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Sep 27, 2011 Howes164 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable Aussie romp for upper middle school, late gr6 - 8/9. The characters are well drawn and e story has lots of twists
Oct 05, 2011 03JuliaC rated it liked it
Black Taxi is a mystery, full of twists and turns and false endings. It's fun and witty, capturing the essence of a normal teenage girl.
This book is about a girl who's grandfather goes to jail and she gets to have his mercedes for safe-keeping while he's in the slammer. Only there's a string attached. She has to give various "wrinklies" as she calls them, rides to places that are not always as they seem. When a diamond ring goes missing and she gets mysterious, threatening calls, she has to fi
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Jun 04, 2012 Taylah rated it it was amazing
I like the way James Moloney has written the story. It's a book that would take ages to put down. I think it's a great story because you get engrossed because of the story.
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Feb 12, 2013 Tressa rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, young-adult
Black Taxi had an enjoyable story with likeable characters--especially Rosie and Glenda. I did think the mystery and the solution were readily apparent. I wouldn't mind visiting Rosie and Glenda in another story as I did like them.
Tani005 rated it really liked it
May 18, 2014
Miguel Garza
this book was over different to me you know. I mean the whole topic and the scenario because of the whole car situation but overall it's an very easy book to read
Sam Sochacka
Jun 14, 2014 Sam Sochacka rated it it was amazing
Fast-paced and riveting, dramatic & quirky, full of gossip, & indicative of small town/suburban life. And an authentic teenage female voice which is highly impressive seeing as this was written by a gentleman a bit beyond his teenage years.
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Dec 31, 2015 Hermela Tefera rated it really liked it
Black Taxi by James Moloney was a great mystery book that I recommend to others. Black Taxi is about a teen named Rosie who is responsible for taking care of her grandfather's car and cell phone while he is in jail. Rosie's life starts looking up but then she gets a mysterious phone call from a criminal. Soon enough, Rosie and her friends are entangled in a jewel heist and they are doing everything they can so they can insure Rosie's grandfather's safety. I really liked this book because it was ...more
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My full name is James Francis Moloney and I was born in Sydney, Australia on 20 September, 1954. When I was seven years old, my family moved to Brisbane and except for the odd year or two, I have lived in Brisbane ever since. At school, I was into every sport going - cricket, footy, swimming - you name it. It's hard to believe now but in High School, I was a champion Long Jumper! After University ...more
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