I’m so pleased to share the news that Shelley’s Tougas’s second novel, FINDERS KEEPERS, has received a *starred review* from Booklist:
And here are glowing reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews:
“Readers will enjoy the tongue-in-cheek humor and fast-paced story that revels in outdoor summertime fun. Family issues drive the heart of the narrative, and Christa, described as immature by her family, must face events as they unfold. Lovable and prone to a modest amount of mishaps, Christa learns about the angst a struggling family must endure and the dynamics of true friendship from young and old. VERDICT: Lighter than Gennifer Choldenko’s Al Capone Does My Shirts (Putnam, 2004), this is an entertaining middle grade mystery.” – School Library Journal
“The fast-paced ending has enough bite to satisfy. The premise will cause inevitable comparisons to Gennifer Choldenko's Alcatraz tales, but the story stands on its own. Entertaining and humorous.” – Kirkus Reviews
The book is available in bookstores and libraries on September 1st, 2015.