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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Boarding School Mysteries Book Reviewed by Donna M. McDine

Title: Boarding School Mysteries ~ Pick Your Poison
Written by: Kristi Holl
Soft cover: 134 pages
Ages:9-12
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 978-03105-67998
Published: June 2009
Price: $6.99

Reviewed by Donna M. McDine

Pick Your Poison is not only the title of this edition of the Board School Mysteries it is a long time saying when not knowing what to choose in a difficult situation. Unfortunately, the girls at the private Landmark School for Girls don’t have a choice. While enjoying the delicious meal prepared by Abby for her home-ec project, several girls become severely ill. At first it is believed the meal was prepared with spoiled food until more girls become ill eating different food. Setting the wheels in motion of suspicions and accusations.

Determined to take the attention off Abby and herself, 12-year-old Jeri McKane begins her own investigation to reveal the truth. What she uncovers is unthinkable for many. Throw in the threat of competition and several individuals look guilty. Will Jeri be able to discover the truth before the food poisoning goes too far and someone dies?

Immerse yourself into the setting at the private Landmark School for girls and learn for yourself the true meaning of friendship. And beyond outward appearances all may not be what it seems with determined ambitions bubbling below the surface.

Children’s author, Kristi Holl has done it again. The twists and turns arise at every corner, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat and quickly turning each page with suspense to the end.

To learn more about Kristi Holl’s accomplished writing career visit her at:
Kristi's Web site.
Writer's First Aid blog at http://institutechildrenslit.net/Writers-First-Aid-blog

New mystery series at www.BoardingSchoolMysteries.com
Girls Connecting with God Web site at www.devotions4girls.com
What's a Girl To Do? blog at www.devotions4girls.blogspot.com
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The reviewer is Donna M. McDine, children's author, member of SCBWI, Musing Our Children & Children’s Writers’ Coaching Club. Her Webssite is http://www.donnamcdine.com. She blogs at Write What Inspires You Blog: http://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com
and The Golden Pathway Story book Blog: http://www.thegoldenpathway.blogspot.com

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1 comment:

Kristi Holl said...

Donna, thank you so much for the terrific review! And to Carolyn for posting it--and thanks to all the retweeters! 8-) I really appreciate such terrific support.

Kristi