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Author: Kehret, Peg
Sixth-grader Emmy and her classmates start a secret community service project to help a hungry family, but soon Emmy finds herself involved in a home burglary ring operated by the family's neighbor.
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.10
Points: 7.0 Quiz: 171417
Kirkus Reviews (05/15/14)
School Library Journal (07/01/14)
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School Library Journal - 07/01/2014 Gr 5–8—Sixth-grader Emmy never meant to get involved in something dangerous; she just wanted to fulfill her classroom community service requirement and help provide food for a hungry family, all without getting into trouble with her mom. But when the family disappears and she tries to rescue their cat, she stumbles on a suspicious neighbor who seems to be hiding stolen goods. Emmy's good intentions eventually get her kidnapped, but thankfully she has caring adults in her life who are able to rescue her in time. There may be one lesson too many stuffed into the plot—don't text and drive, don't lie to your parents, healthy food makes you feel better than junk food—but readers who are invested in likable Emmy's fate may not mind.—Laurie Slagenwhite Walters, Brighton District Library, Brighton, MI - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.