Monday, July 11, 2016

#Review: Sam's Top Secret Journal: Book1-We Spy by Dr. Sean Adelman #Middlegrade #DiverseBooks

Join Sam as she embarks on her first big adventure in this middle-grade mystery full of fun, suspense...and just the right amount of spying! Sam is a middle school girl living a normal life-except when she is occasionally bullied for the differences kids perceive in her. Sam has Down syndrome. See how she and her brother John work together to find some stolen money, help a new friend and escape real danger in this exciting adventure!

My review:
This book is targeted for middle grade. Sam is a young teen and middle child. She also has Down's Syndrome. Although she may have to do things at a slower pace, Sam is portrayed as strong, friendly, caring, helpful, and responsible. I love her strong character! 
She and her younger brother set out to capture a thief that has been stealing from several places. In addition, she befriends a man with a brain injury. I cannot reveal the results of all of these adventures because of course, that would ruin the book. 

This book is written in a quarter journal form (Sam's) and the rest mostly in narrative. Although there are a lot of "journal" books out there, this one is worth the read. This is a refreshing take on some one who is differently capable. Again, I love it! Sam is my hero in so many ways! This book is also a series of which I have three more books. I recommend them and get them in the hands of kids! 4 stars!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~MM aka Naila Moon

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  1. Sounds like a great book, Sean. We have about 2 more years before our oldest is ready for this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I've seen these books, but never read them. I'm happy to have read your review and will keep this series in mind for my grandson. He'll probably be ready for them soon.


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