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Open If You Dare by Dana Middleton (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 9:48pm

Open If You Dare by Dana Middleton is, in my opinion, a wearisome novel that teaches its readers about friendship between Ally, Birdie, and Rose who struggle to solve a mystery. On the last day of scool the three friends are stunned when they discover a box containing a clue to a mystery about a girl who was murdered nearly forty years ago. After reading the first clue, the three friends are determined to find the next clue, and once they do they are surprised to find it in Birdie's next door neighbors mailbox, and they are even more surprised to find out that it was the house of the former victim! Will the friends ever figure out all the clues? Find out in Open If You Dare!

Personally, I would not recommend this book because if you like mystery novels because this is not like a traditional mystery novel I found. Also, if you like happy endings this book will not be fit for you. I feel the best age/group suited for this book is teens. This book could also be suited for a murder mystery novel since it's about three girls solving a mystery. I didn't like this book because I found the ending was a bit disappointing. In conclusion, I did not enjoy this book as much as as I would've liked to. 

- Julia, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

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Open If You Dare

- Children's hardcover

by Dana Middleton - $23.99 - Add to Cart

Like Birdie Adams didn't have enough problems this summer. But Birdie's Birdie. And if a long-buried box has "Open if you dare" written on its lid, then Birdie and her best friends, Ally and Rose, are going to open it. And now, along with everything else that's going on--Ally's pitching slump, Rose's banishment to Britain, and Birdie's annoying younger sister being, you know, annoying--the best friends are caught up in solving a mystery planted by a dead girl forty years ago.