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Capture the Flag by Kate Messner
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Jul 01, 12

bookshelves: books-i-own, arcs-manuscripts, read-middle-grade
Read from June 26 to 28, 2012

Probably closer to a 3.5.

This is a classic kids heist mystery. They're stuck at the airport in DC waiting for their flight home, a Presidential candidate is there waiting to get back to Vermont, and it turns out that the actual Star Spangled Banner has been stolen from the Smithsonian and is en route to Vermont as well. The kids team up to try and solve the mystery before it's too late.

This is not my favorite Messner book, but it has a lot going for it. It's a fast-paced read, works well for a middle grade mystery. The adult characters are a bit of a caricature, especially the Presidential candidate, but it's ultimately got a lot going for it.
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