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Pandora’s Box

On her twelfth birthday Jax Malone receives a package in the mail from someone named Juniper she has never heard of.  Her mother immediately takes it away to send back. When Jax and her cousin sidekick Ethan retrieve the package, they find a box with a LED screen and a button.  They push the button and a message appears.  “Attempt 1 of 10. 190 miles from the right spot”.  This is the beginning of the action filled mystery The Secret Box by Whitaker Ringwald. Jax and Ethan enlist Tyler, Ethan’s teenage brother to help them find the right place to make the box open and find the treasure or danger within.  I highly recommend this tale of kidnapping, danger and family to readers in fourth to eighth grade.

~ Susanne, South Hill YS Librarian
Posted Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:48:58