May 23, 2014--
I know it's a bit early, but I already finished one of the books on my summer reading list!
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage is a page turner. Eleven year old Mo LeBeau, whose arrival in Tupelo Landing was a mystery in itself, is a founding member of the Desperado Detectives, along with her best friend Dale Earnhardt Johnson III. Mo and Dale have a lot on their plates this summer as they search for missing cats and Mo's Upstream Mother who sent her floating down river during the worst hurricane ever eleven years ago. Add to that the arrival of a big city detective and soon after a murderer. There's a whole lot of mystery out there and Mo is going to find out the truth behind it all.
Mo is a fun character to read. She's bright and to the point, sometimes telling others exactly what they don't want to hear, even they need to hear it. Her friendship with Dale is open and feels like it really exists. Sheila Turnage has done a great job developing these two characters and building a friendship that survive sworn enemies, missing cats, a murderer, and Mo's big mouth. This is a great adventure that will pull in readers as they try to figure out who the murderer is and so much more!