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"Michael Hartnett accomplishes what endless vocabulary lists haven't by presenting 1500 challenging words in a classic mystery format complete with detective, sidekick, victim and an assortment of idiosyncratic characters who will certainly resonate with high school readers. The narrator's observations-hilarious poignant and literary- are a blend of high and low comedy and thoroughly engage the reader who anxiously awaits the next outrageous pun, metaphor, malapropism or allusion.
"A modern hybrid, The Great Sat Swindle manages to explore key social, psychological and ethical issues facing adolescents while incorporating critical reading and vocabulary skills through dialogue, character, theme and clever footnotes.
"With its irreverent satire and authentic voice, The Great SAT Swindle makes mastering vocabulary enjoyable and meaningful."
- Estelle Rankin, co-author of 5 Steps to a 5 AP English Literature &
McGraw Hill's Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay
Posted May 18, 2013
This book was an enjoyable and exciting read. It has SAT word definitions at the bottom of each page similar to the Kaplan SAT novels.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.