Bound To Stay Bound

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 Law of finders keepers
 Author: Turnage, Sheila

 Publisher:  Penguin (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 356 p. ,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 893847 ISBN: 9780803739628
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Mystery fiction
 Buried treasure -- Fiction
 Pirates -- Fiction
 Community life -- North Carolina -- Fiction
 Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Orphans -- Fiction
 North Carolina -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

A rumor that Blackbeard's buried treasure is somewhere near Tupelo Landing causes pirate fever to sweep through town just as clues about Mo's Upstream Mother surface and the Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friends Dale and Harm--take on the most important case of Mo's life.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 196783
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 18.0   Quiz: 75644

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/15/18)
   Booklist (+) (08/01/18)
 The Hornbook (00/09/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2018 *Starred Review* It’s a rare snowy day in eastern North Carolina when a bombastic out-of-towner arrives in Tupelo Landing to hunt for Blackbeard’s treasure. Sixth-graders Mo, Dale, and Harm form a rival team of searchers with the advantage of local knowledge, friends, and relations. Meanwhile, new clues emerge regarding Mo’s “Upstream Mother.” Pulled from a nearby river during a hurricane flood as an infant and taken in by her beloved “family of choice” (Miss Lana and the Colonel), Mo yearns to know about her blood kin. Mo, Dale, and Harm follow up every lead that might help uncover her past. As readers learned in the previous series volumes, beginning with Three Times Lucky (2012), Turnage’s fine-tuned talent for storytelling is as evident as her understated, irrepressible humor and her creative ability to turn a phrase, such as Mo's description of an unsympathetic character after a disappointment: “his face going as soft and pale as raw dumplings.” While the plot and subplots veer off in unexpected directions, they intertwine at points before the satisfying conclusion. The large, intergenerational cast of idiosyncratic characters enriches this first-person narrative at every turn. Amusing, dramatic, and tender, this memorable chapter book is the final volume of the Mo & Dale Mystery series. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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