|Unabomber : Agent Kathy Puckett and the hunt for a serial bomber (FBI files)|
Author: Denson, Bryan
The true story of the decades-long FBI investigation of the Unabomber and how FBI Agent Kathleen Puckett's extraordinary insights helped bring him to justice in 1996.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 6.90
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 505320
Kirkus Reviews (04/15/19)
School Library Journal (06/01/19)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/06/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2019 Gr 4–7—After 14 bombings, three people lost their lives and another 23 were severely injured by a man known as the Unabomber. The FBI searched long and hard to uncover his identity before more people were hurt. Progress eluded them until they took a different look at the investigation through the eyes of Agent Kathleen Puckett, an experienced psychologist. Puckett helped crack the case and bring justice before the Unabomber struck again. Written in a mix of informative reporting on the Unabomber's crimes and narrative nonfiction when describing the investigation, this book gives a thrilling look at a period of criminal history that many know by name, but not by detail. Pictures of evidence, manifestos, people, and places accompany the text to immerse readers in this fast-paced story. It also covers how the FBI began using psychology to get into the minds of criminals, instead of just following evidence and tips. The text, pacing, and topic are accessible to reluctant readers, and the back matter features a wide array of resources and additional reading. VERDICT An enthralling, well-researched introduction to true crime for upper elementary/middle school readers.—Molly Dettmann, Norman North High School, OK - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.