( 2 )
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $59.36   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
Sam Dennison is a liar. He lies all the time about everything from why he did not do his homework, to little stories he passes off as truth, for no reason at all. But he and his father come up with a signal to help Sam realize when he is lying and to help him stop. For a while it seems to be working. But Sam's old ways catch up with him when he sees his father taken away by two men and no one will believe him. Later his friend Josh is convinced when they find Mr. Dennison's apartment torn apart, but a neighbor thinks the boys did it themselves and scares them away from calling the police. Sam sticks with his story, though, and with a little help from Josh's aunt at the DMV and Sam's quick thinking in taking down a license plate number, Sam and Josh figure out where they might find Sam's dad. Parts of the plot make it seem that adults will not listen to children. Sam's mother will not pay attention to his worries. Mr. Dennison's neighbor threatens to tell the police the boys tore up the apartment themselves if they contact them. While this is similar to situations in many other books, for a young audience this could all seem very frustrating.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598890679
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Vortex Bks.
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2008

    This was an outstanding and exciting book!

    What would you do if your dad got kidnapped? The book Missing by M. Sobel Spirn is about this boy named Sam who lies all the time. He lies to his teachers, parents, and friends. Also his parents are split up. One day when he was going to his dad¿s house, he saw two suspicious men come out of his house with his dad. So he tells his mom but since he lies so much his mom doesn¿t believe him. And the only person he can convince to believe him is his friend Josh. So they try and find his dad, but the closer they get to finding him the more dangerous things become. Will they give up? Or will they keep trying? Missing was a great book to read. When I was reading I felt like I was actually there. Once I started reading it I never wanted to put the book down. This novel was very exciting. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries and just wants a good, fun, exciting read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2007


    Missing is a very good book. it is about a boy who lies a lot and tries to make up excuses. When is father gets kidnapped, nobody believes him and he has to try to save him with his best friend Sam. Sam is the only one that believes him and helps him.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)