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Gangsters at the Grand Atlantic (American Girl History Mysteries Series #20)

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

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    A Book That Truly Is Grand

    Gangsters on the Grand Atlantic written by Sarah Masters Buckey is great proof that American Girl easily succeeds with four-star and five-star mystery books. Gangsters on the Grand Atlantic takes place in the 1920's when gangsters were at large in the USA, thus befitting the name. It was a time, when different fashions for girls and were at large, and people snuck in bootleg beer into speakasies, thus mentioned in the book. Emily Scott is growing up during this time with her older sister and mother. Her older sister, Dorothy, who is a flapper, takes Emily on a vacation with her to a luxurious hotel. At the hotel, however, Emily's excitement turns into fear when she spots Mr. M, an evil gangster from the city where she lives. Scared that he might mean harm or something against the law, Emily decides to investigate. Emily makes a friend on the way who helps her to solve the mystery and figure out what Mr. M. is really up to. However, the clues Emily and her new friend discover lead Emily to find out that Dorothy might be in danger, because of Dorothy's boyfriend, Frank, who seems to owe the Mr. m. something. Determined to protect her sister and her sister's friends, Emily tries to piece everything together, clue by clue. But this might lead to fatal danger for Emily and her loved ones, especially when facing the most infamous gangster in the city. I think this book is the perfect mystery for the setting, and Sarah masters Buckey has once again successfully written another book that shows her skill at true mystery writing. This book is a promising tale of mystery, the importance of family and friends, drama, and growing up in the 1920's. I recommend this book to any girl who is in love with American Girl, AG's History Mysteries( the series this book is a part of), the Roaring Twenties, mystery, drama, and growing up. This book is for you, for it is a grand book, once again befitting the name. I hope you like this book as much as I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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