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Calendula Cool

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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The picturesque seaside city of Calendula (pronounced Ka-len-doo-la) occupies the southern curl of Camino Bay, in California’s rugged central coast.

During the last days of fifth grade, a rumor races around school that a girl vanished in the local forest. The totally secret Mysterious Adventures Soci
Paperback, 215 pages
Published February 6th 2020 by Steve McManus
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Bonnie DeMoss
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Calendula Cool is a young adult book about a group of fifth graders in Calendula, CA who hear of a “vanishing girl” in the nearby woods and go to investigate.

This is a very good mystery novel . The characters are well developed. . The problems of grade school “popularity” and bullying are well written. The core group of boys who have created the “Mysterious Adventure Society” are fun to read about.

If you like YA novels, mysteries, and adventures, you will like this book.

I received a free copy o
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was just adorable!!!! As a thirty-something year old, it brought me back to the days of reading Nancy Drew or the Sweet Valley High books.

The Mysterious Adventure Society is on the case of a missing fourth grade girl that vanished in a local forest. The MAS has another group of boys that are trying to figure out what they're up to. The characters are so vivid and adorable. They reminded me of the group from Stranger Things or the group from IT.

I loved this feel good adventure that had
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Calendula Cool is a fun mystery with a group of kids at the tail end of fifth grade. They start off the beginning of the summer with a bang as they search for the Ghost Girl before realizing she's mixed up in something bigger than themselves.

The characters were fun and they certainly acted their age though there were at times when I wondered if this would categorize better as "middle grade" rather than "young adult." There was a large cast of characters, too that it was hard to keep track of the
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Steve grew up in Calgary. After moving to Los Angeles he became the drummer for Darling Violetta, who performed the theme song to the hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff series Angel.

RED FLAG, the first book in his City of Angels/Dead on Arrival (CODA) series, was published in 2015. His second book, SEVEN DEVILS, came out in 2018.

CALENDULA COOL, his first book for young adults in the new Myster

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