Mystery Of The Secret Code

Sunday, October 3, 2010
Out of the semidarkness he glimpsed a moving shadow. Not one shadow, but two, moving stealthily down the driveway toward the bar. He swung around to face the girls. “I think I just got a glimpse of our first treasure seekers.”

Book: Mystery Of The Secret Code by Ruth Nulton Moore, Herald Press, 1985
Genre: Mystery
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 10-13
Subjects: Showing love to others in need
Summary: School has started and Sara and Sam have been assigned their first big project: A history research project based on their town. Sara pairs up with Amy, the girl who used to live in the house their family has just moved into. They decide to see what they can learn about Amy’s ancestor who used to live in their house. When rumors of a treasure being to fly though, it seems others might be interested in the same project!
Notes: This is primarily a mystery story, but Sara and Sam have a chance to reach out to and show love to someone that is in need. Amy’s mother is in the hospital and the bills forced them out of their house. It takes time, but Sara is able to become an encouragement to Amy.
Recommendation Scale: 3
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Matthew 25:40 - 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'


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