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After getting a video camera for her fourteenth birthday, Kasey Madrid enters a student documentary film contest and chooses her town's 300th anniversary celebration as a subject. Everything is good until the town's time capsule is unearthed empty at the celebration, prompting Kasey to investigate. Things get even stranger when she begins to see someone in her camera no on ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published November 2016 by Indigo Sea Press
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Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
A long-celebrated tradition and an empty time capsule. What could be worse for the small town of Chepstow?

This shouldn’t be a big deal for 14-year old Kasey, but yet she can’t help but wonder what happened to her mother’s letter. Things get even stranger when she sees an apparition in her camera view finder. What the? Who was this lady?

“This whole time capsule/historian thing was the weirdest, by far.” (40)

“It is not a matter of where they are, but when.” (49)

Enchanting from the start, story was
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Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
NOTE: The author graciously gave me a copy of this book and asked me to write a review.

The bigger the mystery, the more help a detective is likely to need in solving it. And 14-year-old Kasey Madrid and her friend Paula Nichols have certainly found a weighty mystery to unravel in Running on Empty, the latest entertaining young adult novel from R.M. Clark, namely, a disappearance that seems to be something straight out of David Copperfield or Penn and Teller.

Kasey and her best friend Paula Nichol
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Jessica Bronder
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kasey Madrid has just received a video camera for her birthday and can’t wait to use it. She decides to film the opening of the town’s time capsule for the 300th anniversary of the town. Kasey is extra excited since her mother wrote a letter 30 years earlier and put it in the time capsule. But when the time capsule is opened it is empty. Kasey decides to go to the town meeting for answers. But when she sees a strange lady on her camera that is not there she decides to start investigating. Kasey ...more
Tonja Drecker
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
With logic, thought, curiosity and a perfect dash of magic, this mystery grabs from page one and keeps kids guessing until the very end.

Kasey has her camera ready to catch one of the town's most important events - the opening of the time capsule. But when the bolts are removed, nothing's inside. Curious, Kasey attends the town meeting to see what happened, but instead of answers, she accidentally films a mysterious woman who can only be seen through Kasey's camera.

I've read this author's works b
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Angie
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Synopsis: "After getting a video camera for her fourteenth birthday, Kasey Madrid enters a student documentary film contest and chooses her town's 300th anniversary celebration as a subject. Everything is good until the town's time capsule is unearthed empty at the celebration, prompting Kasey to investigate. Things get even stranger when she begins to see someone in her camera no one else can see.

That “someone” turns out to be Marion Gibson, the town's former historian, who went into a coma-lik
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R.M. Clark
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Nayuleska
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is possibly my favourite book by Clark to date! I loved the whole missing capsule because it instantly gave me a theory about what would happen in the story. I was kind of right too! Kasey is highly likable, with her inquisitive mind and her trusty friend Paula. I've read the first book of their adventures so it felt like I was coming home to friend. They take all the extraordinary occurrences in their strife, not freaking out too much and are determined to find out the truth.

I liked how
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