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Every 12-year-old’s two favorite words: Summer vacation. No cold weather. No school. Just months of free time ahead.

Best friends Sage Carrington and Isabel Flores are making the most of their summer break when they discover an antique treasure map near the Washington Monument. But when faced with difficult clues and a bully in the form of Edwin Hooser, the tween girls mus
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Paperback, 216 pages
Published November 15th 2012 by GumshoePress (first published November 14th 2012)
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I am thanking Justin Scott Parr for not only creating another one of the coolest black nerd girls in YA (a girl whom I see myself in), but for giving her braces, natural hair that she's proud of (and which is shown on the cover) and most importantly, highlighting the importance of strong friendships between girls. So many YA novels ignore these friendships in their desire to cater to some shallow idea of romance. Or worse, these books depict other girls as hateful "queen bees" or rivals for the ...more
Brooke Newberry
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This is a fabulous read for girls everywhere! This quick read follows Sage Carrington, as she explores Washington D.C. with her best friend Isabel Flores during summer break. The action starts immediately as the girls find a treasure map, make a rocket shoot into the air, and get bullied-all within the first three chapters.

There are so many amazing qualities this book presents. The main character, Sage, is an African-American and has braces. While this describes plenty of readers, very few main
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Jennifer
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I really loved this book! I am always looking for a good book for my nine year old daughter who loves to read, and this is definitely one that she would love. The characters in the book, Sage and her best friend Isabel stumble upon an old map which appears to be a treasure map of some sort. They are determined to figure out the clues to find this treasure even if they might seem too difficult at first. Of course, there is someone else who would prefer to find it first!



I received a complimentary
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Erleen Alvarez
Oct 26, 2012 marked it as to-read
Oh, I would love to read this. :)
Carolyn
Oct 25, 2012 marked it as to-read
My daughter would love this book! Hope I win! :)
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3.5 stars
The characters were well developed, and fun to read. I especially appreciated the real and hard issues that these characters deal with — bullying, divorce, failure, and cancer, to name a few. However, these issues are dealt with in such a way that they aren’t too intense for a middle grade audience.

I think as an adult, this book is best read with a young child, rather than just alone. Reading it to a chi
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Jessi Miller
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