Samantha Sanderson On The Scene

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Tears burned Sam’s eyes. Both Mom and Dad had valid points, but what was worse was they were arguing. Over her. Sam couldn’t take it anymore. “I’m sorry. Please stop fighting.”
Mom and Dad went silent, turning to stare at her.
“I’m sorry I got suspended. I’m sorry I can’t tell you who she is, but I’ll try to get her to let me tell you at least, Dad. Her parents know and think the bully will move on to someone else soon. I’m sorry I can’t tell who traced the IP address.” Sam’s voice cracked. “Just please, please quit arguing.”

Book:Samantha on the Scene by Robin Caroll, Zonderkidz, 2014
742470: Samantha SceneGenre: Realistic Fiction/Mystery
Target Audience: Girls 11-15
Subjects: Family Relationships, Bullying, Truth, Evangelism, Friendship
Summary: This time Sam has a chance to make a difference in someone else’s life with her stories for the school newspaper. A fellow student is being bullied by someone unknown and the only one who knows all of it is Sam. The student’s parents believe in the “ignore it and it will go away” principle. Some agree with the bully. Some just want to know how Sam is getting her information. Her principal is a part of the latter group. He’s determined to get Sam to reveal her information, threatening her with suspension if she doesn’t. Things aren’t so great on the home front either. There’s something weird going on with her Mom and when Sam finally learns what it is she realizes there’s a good reason she felt like something was wrong. Exposing a bully and fighting for her mom takes a lot out of a middle school investigator!
Notes: This is the second in a series about a middle-school girl with a passion for cheerleading and investigative writing. She is a strong Christian who takes her faith seriously. She turns to God with all of her problems, truly looking for His guidance and direction. This book is a part of the faithgirlz imprint – books for girls 5th-8th grade that specifically focus on helping their grow in their faith.
I highly recommend this book.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Psalm 94:16 – Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?


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