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Vanishing Act by John Feinstein
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Aug 11, 2009

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This is the second sports mystery for the YA audience by Feinstein, a sports reporter. Thirteen-year-old aspiring sports writer Stevie is reacquainted with fellow budding sports reporter Susan Carol, who is the same age as Stevie but several inches taller, much to his dismay. In their first adventure, Stevie and Susan Carol uncovered a plot at college basketball's Final Four. In this tale, while the two are at the US Open a top-rated female player disappears and is believed to have been kidnapped. Once again, Stevie and Susan Carol, with the help of various people they meet along the way, are plunged into the action and take it upon themselves to try and solve the mystery. The premise and chain of events is completely unbelievable, even more so than in Last Shot, but the characters are fun and the action moves along quickly. There is also a lot of information about how the tennis world works, and much of it is not entirely favorable, though fans of the sport will enjoy the behind-the-scenes look as well as the "cameos" by real personalities in the tennis world. I enjoyed it, and am excited to learn that there is a third about these characters, this one set at the Super Bowl

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