Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Mystery of the Third Lucretia- Susan Runholt

Kari and Lucas are best friends who share a love for art. When Kari's mother gets a writing gig in France, the girls come along. When visiting a Rembrandt exhibit at a Paris museum, they find themselves swallowed in a mystery involving a possible forgery (the third Lucretia). Later, the mother is pulled in, and their mystery takes them to Holland.

This was a fun read. I was pulled along, wondering what would happen next, though I often wished that the last sentence or two of every chapter had been omitted. This is a book that I would be very comfortable recommending to folks, but doesn't seem to stand up as a permanent contribution to teen literature. Thumbs down.

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