Minerva Clark Goes to the Dogsby Karen Karbo
Before long Minerva is doing what she does best: getting into trouble while getting to the
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Minerva Clark has never liked popular, bratty Chelsea de Guzman. But when Chelsea pleads with Minerva to help her locate a missing diamond, the prospect of a new mystery is just too irresistible to pass up, especially after Minerva learns the diamond is worth millions.
Before long Minerva is doing what she does best: getting into trouble while getting to the bottom of things.
And whether that includes digging through a days worth of trash, tangling with some crooked animal shelter workers, dodging three mischievous corgis, or tracking a carrier pigeon with intestinal problems, Minerva is determined to get her man-and his best friend...
Meet the Author
Karen Karbo is the author of a memoir, The Stuff of Life, plus several adult novels, including Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me, The Diamond Lane, and Trespassers Welcome Here-all of which were New York Times Notable Books. Karen lives in Portland, Oregon, with her teenage daughter. Visit Minerva at www.minervaclark.com.
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I'm so far into it i got 26 pages left but at least i am gonna read the Bible when i am donw :): cannot wait
Wow. I didnt even choose this book. My sister chose it for me because her school was having a book fair. She chose this because it had a Pembroke Welsh Corgi on it. She knows how much i love dogs and how much i know about them so she got it. I started reading it and found it very addicting and more interesting than the cover looks. You know that quote "dont judge a book by its cover"? Yeah well this book is good for that quote because if you think youre going to get a boring book thats about puppies (which to me if its about puppies it is NOT boring) then u better think again. This book is so full of mystery, and suspense, it just got me stuck to it the whole time i was reading. You should definetly read this book.
My favorite thing about Minerva Clark Goes to the Dogs, by Karen Karbo, is that an average eighth grader ¿or as average as a crime-obsessed person can be, anyway- is able to locate a multi-million dollar diamond when none of the authorities can. To me, this girl is incredible! When she gets a call from Chelsea, her classmate, about her missing ring, Minerva jumps right into the situation, asking questions and trying to put together the whole story at once. Although she is shocked that this time her case would involve tracking a rare gem, she doesn¿t back down and forget about it instead, she becomes even more intent on finding it than before! I admire the spunk and curiosity that Minerva receives after a near-electrocution experience in her past- especially her ability to focus on more than just clothes and boys! Because Minerva is my age, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I therefore recommend this book to any middle schooler in search of a book that¿s tough to put down.
This book was okay. The mystery was good. I wished they would talk a little bit more about Kevin though.