Monday, May 30, 2011

Book Review: Closed For the Season by Mary Downing Hahn

Page#: 182
Publisher: SandPiper

The weather-beaten sign on the gate of the Magic Forest says
Closed For the Season
But when the boys ride up to it on their bikes, Arthur tells his new friend, Logan, that the old amusement park hans't been open for years. The old park looks sinister, even in braud daylight, so Logan is reluctant to go inside, but Arthur urges him on. He's sure they'll uncover important clues to the mystery their trying to solve: Why killed Myrtle Donaldson? And what happened to the money she handled as head bookkeeper at the Magic Forest?
Arthur and Logan's quest takes them to the lowest- and highest- levels of society in their small Virginia town. The boys must pay another visit to the Magic Forest, this time in the middle of the night. And this time, they find the killer waiting for them.

I read the back of this book and told myself I was going to read a good book. I did! This book is a perfect mystery that never allowes you a boring moment. Arthur is the homely boy living next door with his grandmother and Myrtle Donalson's dog and Logan is the new kid just trying to fit in. The very unlikely friendship led to the solving of a murder mystery.

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