Fast Slideby Melanie Jackson
Clay would much rather work as a lifeguard at the beach than at Safari Splash, the new water park in town. He's certain the summer will drag along, despite his position at the Boa, the park's fastest slide. The summer job starts to get interesting when he learns that someone has been wandering the park in a lynx costume, scaring the staff. When forty thousand dollars is stolen from the till, and his friends are under suspicion for the theft, boring is starting to look good. But Clay is certain that the mask and the thefts are connected, and he's determined to solve the crime.
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She glanced around the park yet again. This time her gaze came to rest on Judd, at the top of the Boa. She turned to walk away—but not before I saw the glint of fear in her eyes.
Meet the Author
Scottish-born and mystery-minded, Melanie Jackson is the author numerous children's books including the Dinah Galloway Mystery Series. She is a business/advertising writer and editor, and a member of the Vancouver Sun's Book Club, which reviews current novels in print and online. Melanie likes hiking, piano, English/Scottish history—and learning from the kids she works with as a writing mentor with the Vancouver School Board. Melanie teaches a mystery unit to Grades 8 and 9 at two Vancouver secondary schools. She welcomes schools’ inquiries about her presentations for intermediate and secondary classes. For more information, visit www.melaniejacksonblog.wordpress.com or e-mail Melanie.
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3.5 stars for this hi-lo selection in the Orca Currents series. Clay works at a water park during the summer, bored but at least getting a paycheck. He finds the attentions of Aggie, another park employee, annoying but notices she looks scared sometimes. A rumor about someone wearing a lynx mask goes through the park but no one can verify a sighting. Forty thousand dollars goes missing from the park, right at the time Aggie also disappears so she is suspected of the theft. Clay doesn't believe that charge so sets out to find both the girl and the cash. Danger is just around the corner. Fast-paced read for teens.