Samantha Sanderson Off the Record by Robin Caroll Review
The third book in an exciting series about a girl with dreams to become an investigative journalist, each book promises to touch on a crime straight from the headlines, while also tackling tough issues faced by middle-schoolers everywhere.
In this third book of the Samantha Sanderson series, the school's grades have been tampered with, and Sam must enlist Makayla's help in hacking the computer system to discover the virus that was used and who committed the crime. But when the lead suspect is her newfound friend, Felicia, Sam must choose between sticking by her friends at all cost or reporting the story as she sees it.
The Samantha Sanderson series is about an ordinary girl with extraordinary dreams. Each book touches on a crime straight from the headlines, from bomb threats to bullying, while following Samantha and her friends as they navigate middle-school and questions about faith.
This was an interesting book for me. When I was younger I loved reading mysteries, but computer science did not play a role. In this book computers play a huge role, and are in the middle of the mystery. Even though this is a mystery there is more to learn. The moral of the story to be nice to all your neighbors, even your unfriendly coworkers or classmates was a good one to learn. There are also sub-plots about friendship, family and trust. This is a clean and fun book for kids and I liked that even though God was talked about it was in a fun way. The discussion questions at the end are great for kids and parents/teachers to aide in chatting about the story. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.