|Caught in the act (Orca currents)|
Author: Loughead, Deb
Dylan is the suspect in a string of robberies in a cottage community.
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|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.20
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 162775
Common Core Standards
Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 11/01/2013 In this stand-alone follow-up to The Snowball Effect (2010), good-natured 15-year-old Dylan is in bad trouble again. This time it’s a two-front foible: Dylan lied to get a busboy job at a swanky local inn, and he also lied about the identities of the bullies who threw his clothes (and the clothes of his pals) into a tree while they were skinny-dipping. The latter is particularly disastrous. While they were skulking about “borrowing” towels from a neighbor’s yard, an actual robbery was occurring in the area. So now they’re suspects. Being a svelte, fast-moving book in the Orca Currents line for reluctant readers, little time is wasted meshing the two plots in a convenient though fairly unexpected way, leading up to a revelation of a very clever crime and a criminal whose identity may catch readers off guard. Dylan’s use of “Geez” and “Nuts” may feel youngish to the intended audience, but otherwise, this is a solid, interesting, never-too-threatening mystery. - Copyright 2013 Booklist.