Lonely and a long way from her Iowa home, 12-year-old Jeri McKane reacts to boarding school the way most middle schoolers would. Even with close friends, she wonders whether her scholarship to prestigious Landmark School was worth it. She’s tempted to give up when her Mom can’t make parents’ weekend, and the school bus carrying her roommate, Rosa, disappears.
This story started out slow, but it got better. I will recommend this to book to my middle school students. I think they will like it.
When Jeri McKane is blamed by her best friend, Rosa, for using a secret against her, Jeri’s world is turned upside down. Unless the real blackmailer is found, Rosa could be expelled from Landmark School and her starring role in Cinderella given to a snobbish seventh grader. Worse still, Jeri could lose her best friend’s trust just when things with her own absentee father are heating up. Why does everything have to be so complicated - and where is God when you need him?
This was better than the first book in the series. The characters are realistic, and their struggles are real. I liked how the main character solved h..Show More »er problems. « Show Less
Abby Wright, with her cute English accent and cool way of saying things, is Jeri McKane’s biology lab partner and close friend. When a mysterious explosion in their lab sends Abby to the hospital, Jeri’s sleuthing nose smells more than just smoke. Can she unravel the mystery before anyone else gets hurt? And, worse yet, is the firebug at Landmark School targeting her? Danger and mystery abound for the group of middle-school friends as they are faced with the daily choice to trust God.
The books in this series are short, but they have good characters that learn to make good choices. I liked how the "Special Needs" students were prese..Show More »nted. « Show Less
When a group of Jeri McKane’s friends help Abby present a birthday dinner for her home-ec project, the party ends up in the trashcan… literally. Is it just an unfortunate event, or have the friends been intentionally poisoned? Jeri’s instinct says something isn’t right, and the girls follow a trail that leads to some not-so-sweet evidence.Tween girls can wonder why God doesn’t step in when meanness and injustice happens. This story helps them see how he often uses ordinary people to help uncover the truth!
I thought this was the best book so far. The first 4 books got the main character through the 6th grade. I think my 6th grade students would likes thi..Show More »s series. « Show Less