Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Hahn, Mary Downing

 Publisher:  Clarion (2009)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 182 p.,  20 cm.

 BTSB No: 410494 ISBN: 9780547084510
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Subjects:
 Mystery fiction
 Homicide -- Fiction
 Neighbors -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Virginia -- Fiction

Price: $15.17

Summary:
When 13-year-old Logan and his family move to an old house in rural Virginia, he discovers that a woman was murdered there and joins his neighbor Arthur in a dangerous investigation to try to uncover the killer.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 130870
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 47069

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Range of Reading & LEvel of Text Complexity
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/09)
   School Library Journal (09/01/09)

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School Library Journal - 09/01/2009 Gr 5–8— Another well-done, action-packed mystery from Hahn. This book starts off as seventh-grader Logan Forbes learns that a murder had been committed in his family's new house three years earlier. Myrtle Donaldson, a bookkeeper accused of embezzling from the local amusement park, was found dead in her ransacked house and her killer is still at large. Logan's next-door neighbor, Arthur Jenkins, a sixth grader with a bottomless stomach and a quirky personality, is convinced that Mrs. Donaldson was falsely accused, and he wants Logan to help him find the real perpetrator. The boys discover a letter and puzzle left among the woman's possessions that convinces them they are on the right track. Their investigation includes visiting the abandoned and overgrown Magic Forest amusement park, a reporter with secrets, shady property developers, a menacing convict, and purloined library materials. It all culminates in a terrifying nighttime showdown among the kudzu at the Magic Forest where the truth is revealed. This is an enjoyable mystery with just the right amount of frightening and dangerous elements to entice readers. Logan is a sympathetic character—a new kid in town trying to find his place in the pecking order, almost immediately befriended by someone on the lowest rung who turns out the be the right friend for him.—Terrie Dorio, Santa Monica Public Library, CA - Copyright 2009 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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