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The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo
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Apr 19, 10

bookshelves: young-adult
Read in April, 2010

6th&up. Matt Stevens is my hero! Clever, honorable, smart-ass, and determined. This Spenser-like character navigates the treacherous waters of Franklin Middle School with a style you have to respect. Ferraiolo creates a mystery that's perfect for his audience, with some well crafted twists and turns. There's even some nice underlying messages as Matt refrains from jumping to conclusions, stands up to bullies despite the realistic risks that entails, and never gives up on his friends (even when others would have turned their backs). Rounding it all out with a lot of snark (my favorite), and just a smidge of romance, and I'm totally hooked. Can't wait for more! Please?!

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