Bound To Stay Bound

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 Return fire (Moving target)
 Author: Gonzalez, Christina Diaz

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 214 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 385672 ISBN: 9780545773225
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Mystery fiction
 Holy Lance -- Fiction
 Secret societies -- Fiction
 Americans -- Italy -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Rome (Italy) -- Fiction
 Italy -- Fiction

Price: $21.58

Summary:
[Moving target 2] Just after Cassie Arroyo found the Spear of Destiny in Rome, it was stolen from her, so now she and her friend Asher must recover it--but when she used the Spear before, she set the world down a dangerous path, and if she recovers it she will have to decide whether to risk using it again.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 185099

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/16)
   Booklist (09/15/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2016 Cassie and Asher are in search of the Spear of Destiny, which is bonded to Cassie and must be found in order for her to prevent a cataclysmic event. However, because of the spear’s power to change the future, others are after it as well, and they’re willing to sacrifice anyone who gets in their way of claiming it. Riddles, codes, and nonstop action will make this sequel to Moving Target (2015) popular with readers who enjoyed the first novel. Each book can be read on its own, although reading them in order gives the full picture. Treacherous best friend Simone is back, opening the way for discussions about trust, forgiveness, and friendships, and family secrets are revealed that enrich and complicate the plot. On the down side, Gonzalez fails to fully capitalize on the family twist, and wraps up the story a bit too neatly. Fans will also overlook occasional repetition and didacticism. Try both books with those who like Joe Craig’s Jimmy Coates series or, perhaps, Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus novels. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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