The Mystery of the Martello Tower
HarperCollins Children’s (2008)
Reviewed by Brianne Plach (age 10) for Reader Views (9/08)
It’s just another boring day of summer vacation, right? No, not for Hazel and Ned; this brother and sister team-up to discover the solution to this mystery.
Their father is an art dealer. Their mother died when Hazel was younger. Something weird is happening; some of the father’s art has been taken! Even their father has been taken! Hazel and Ned were with the neighbor, now even she is gone!
As they move place to place staying with whomever and wherever they can find, the plot keeps thickening and thickening! Just why, are papers and computers ending up missing! What could this mean? Join Hazel and Ned on their adventure seeing what this mystery’s solution really is! Are Hazel and Ned in danger of being missing!
From page to page you will find yourself getting more and more involved as well as Hazel and Ned. You’ll feel like it is you trying to find the clue to this odd mystery. You’ll find yourself trying to figure out the mystery of the MartelloTower before the next exciting page. I love reading and trying to solve the mysteries before I read the solution. “The Mystery of the MartelloTower” by Jennifer Lanthier is more refreshing than Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown!
Categories: YOUNG READER - AGES 8 TO 12