Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Review: Samantha Sanderson At The Movies by:Robin Caroll
About the Book:
Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, and so she s always looking for articles she can publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become editor). And with a police officer for a father, Sam is in no short supply for writing material. It seemed like the perfect opportunity.
When an explosive device is found in the local theater, Sam gets the lead on this developing and controversial story---controversial because the movie theater has recently come under attack by a renowned, outspoken atheist for allowing a local church to show Christian movies. Sam s police-officer father happens to be heading the investigation, and Sam can t resist doing some sleuthing of her own with the help of her best friend Makayla s techno-genius. But when Sam s theories end up being printed in the school paper, she lands in big trouble---and danger!"
About the Author:
Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin's mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage--two aspects Robin weaves into each of her 14 published novels. When she isn't writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home--in the South, where else? She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, RT Reviewer's Choice Award, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year.
Sam was just watching a new children's based movie and now there is word of a an active bomb in the theater she is attending. The whole time all she can think about is, who would do this? When a rumor surfaces, she must find the truth---she has to because she is reporting the story for the school newspaper.
If this isn't enough, she finds out that her father is sent in to help the bomb unit, to disengage the bomb. She is so afraid for her father but at the same time she must get to the bottom of this whole fiasco. But is this something that can be achieved without Sam getting into hurt or at the very least into trouble by snooping. But soon someone reports her findings to the school paper.
This is the first book in a teen series by Robin Caroll that seems to fit the bill! My daughter loves it and plans to read the next book in the series.
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Look.