The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

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by Kathryn Reiss, Jean-Paul Tibbles
     
 

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Julie really likes the new girl in her class, Carla Warner. Still, there’s something odd about her. The things Carla says don’t quite add up, and she avoids answering questions about her family. At first Julie is sure there’s a sensible explanation, but soon she starts to wonder what’s really going on. A disturbing discovery leads her to

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Julie really likes the new girl in her class, Carla Warner. Still, there’s something odd about her. The things Carla says don’t quite add up, and she avoids answering questions about her family. At first Julie is sure there’s a sensible explanation, but soon she starts to wonder what’s really going on. A disturbing discovery leads her to realize that her new friend may be in real danger! A "Looking Back" essay provides facts about America in the 1970s.

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Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
This novel follows Julie Albright as she tries to solve the mystery of Carla, the new girl in school. Living with her mom and sister in a small apartment after her parents' divorce, Julie always tries to make the most of things and believe the best in people. When Carla joins her class at school, Julie is eager to get to know the girl and be her friend. But the stories Carla tells her just don't fit. Carla says her two brothers go to Maxwell Academy, but there is no such school. Carla points out young "siblings" on the playground, but they turn out to be part of other children's families. And when Julie shows up at Carla's house, the person who lives there says Carla is not his daughter, but rather his dog walker. Some readers might become frustrated that Julie is so easily fooled by Carla; it takes her too long for her to become suspicious and realize Carla is lying. Still, the text is lively, and references to the Vietnam War and San Francisco's "Painted Ladies" are interesting. These historical elements are explored in a "Peek into the Past" section following the story. Part of American Girl's "Julie Mystery" series. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609583019
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Series:
American Girl Mysteries Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
308,374
File size:
15 MB
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Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
CheesyPrincess More than 1 year ago
The Tangled Web written by Kathryn Reiss is an American Girl mystery about Julie Albright, an American Girl, or AG, historical character growing up in the 1970's. Julie's parents are divorced, so most of the time, on school days, basically, Julie lives with her mom and older sister, Tracy. On weekends, Julie lives with her dad. In general, Julie lives in different places of San Francisco when she switches places back and forth. There is a new girl at Julie's school, and her name is Carla Warner. Julie and her other school friends become friends with Carla, and Carla starts to tell Julie stories about her family. Carla says her family is rich, and some of her family members are spies/secret agents. Carla says she helps out, by spying on a woman named Barb, who is supposedly a criminal. Carla even shows Julie, and her best friend, Ivy her ground house, or "Painted Lady", but for some reason, begs them to leave when a man comes to the house. When Julie's dad take her and Ivy to the farmer's market, they see Carla working at a stand with Barb, and sees Barb point a knife at her. Carla also doesn't have as many items for luch as Julie and her friends do at school. Julie and Ivy are starting to worry for Carla, and think that Carla might be in grave danger. Julie is determined to help and protect her friend, and tries to find ansers, but as she searches for answers, the mystery only seems to get deeper, and Julie has more questions than ever. This mystery is a great book that you just can't put down, until you have finished the entire story. Four stars to Kathryn Reiss for a great story to curl up on the couch and read. Not only will this mystery keep you mystified, and keep guessing for the answers, it will also warm your heart for this book takes place a the time of Thyanksgiving. Julie and her mother and Tracy are even going to host a Thanksgiving party! When you have finished the book, it will make you realize the importance of family, hope, forgiveness, friendship, and giving thanks. This mystery greatly warmed my heart, and I hope it is the same for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five stars!i was on the edge of my seat the whole time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book! Tells a great story of friendship and gives a lesson on telling the truth. A lot of parts got me on the edge of my seat!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book:) It has great deatal and is sary but at the its not sary
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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