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Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball by Russell Ginns
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Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier
What the Cat Dragged In by Miranda James
When Fairies Go Bad by Ursula Vernon
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Finding Mighty: 10/26/21

Finding Mighty

Finding Mighty by Sheela Chari is a middle grade mystery set in Dobbs Ferry, New York. It's told from alternating points of view between neighbors Peter and Myla. Each has one half of the clues to solve a cold case involving missing diamonds.

Peter and his mother have recently moved back to Dobb's Ferry. Peter's older brother who goes by the nickname Mighty has runaway. They've left because they believe he's tied up in gang activity with the Fencers.

Myla, meanwhile, has lived in Dobbs Ferry her entire life. After a trip to Yonkers where she bought a necklace she feels like she's being followed. There's a man she believes is a member of the Fencers who wants that necklace.

The two meet in school and soon realize they have things in common. There's their Indian heritage. There's the fact they are now next door neighbors. There's their ties to the Fencers and ultimately the missing diamonds.

Solving the mystery involves a blending of specific geography, family history, and some New York history. The landmarks mentioned are real and I bet this book would be extra fun for someone familiar with the area.

Five stars

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