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The Danger Box by Blue Balliett
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Aug 12, 11

bookshelves: smart-kids-who-go-on-adventures
Read on August 11, 2011

When Zoomy, a young boy who is legally blind, comes to own a mysterious notebook, a series of events is set into place that change how he feels about family, friendship, and history.

I found the beginning of this book extremely entertaining. I was intrigued by Zoomy's interesting narrative style and by his description of his life. Due to his blindness, he has a unique way of seeing the world. Baillett also gives the reader glimpses into two other storylines that are related to Zoomy's life, including a paper containing clues to a mysterious figure from history. Although I think the historical person was revealed too early on in the book (all was revealed at the midway point) it was an uncommon and effective strategy of imparting facts about a person children know fairly little about. Don't want to give away any spoilers!

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