Friday, July 10, 2009
Review-Rescuing Seneca Crane
When Kari and Lucas first see Seneca Crane up on stage, playing the piano in front of hundreds of people, they are in awe. She is beautiful. She is amazingly talented. And she is only thirteen! But then they get to know her at the Edinburgh Arts Festival and realize that she envies them. Soon the three are becoming friends . . .until Seneca disappears. There’s no stopping Kari and Lucas from jumping on the trail and tracking her down. Even when it leads to the heart of the Scottish highlands! Following in the spine-tingling tracks of The Mystery of the Third Lucretia, Susan Runholt’s second book featuring super sleuths Kari and Lucas is just as smart and fast-paced as the first!
The girls are at it again! Kari and Lucas have found themselves smack-dab in the middle of another adventure! Seneca Crane is a piano prodigy that has gone missing! Kari and Lucas set out to figure out what happened to her and where she is. This time the adventure is set in Scotland and the girls are pretty much on their own. Again, I love these characters! They are strong willed, intelligent, and creative! They use their brains and courage to rescue their friend and save the day! The only problem I had with this book was the ending seemed a little too quickly wrapped up. Not that it was bad but it seemed to take away from the details in the middle, building up to the ending. That was really the only thing that bothered me and it was such a minor annoyance. All in all I say that this is a cute series of books that would be good for girls. Susan Runholt knows how to create strong role models for young girls and craft a good story!