BN.com Gift Guide

Who's Buried in the Garden?

Overview

An entertaining novel for young adults ages 11 - 15 that explores the ramifications of making bad decisions. What do you do when you know your best friend is a liar & he tells you there is a body buried in someone's garden? Dig up the supposed grave or call the police? Fast-paced & exciting for middle school students!

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $41.02   
  • New (1) from $41.02   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$41.02
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(920)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

An entertaining novel for young adults ages 11 - 15 that explores the ramifications of making bad decisions. What do you do when you know your best friend is a liar & he tells you there is a body buried in someone's garden? Dig up the supposed grave or call the police? Fast-paced & exciting for middle school students!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
Seventh-grader Joshua is skeptical when his friend, Artie, tells him that a neighbor has murdered her husband and buried him in the backyard. Peer pressure and misplaced loyalty get the better of him, however, and he decides to help his friend find and dig up the body. It takes a near-fatal car accident before Joshua realizes that not all friendships are created equal, and that everyone, even people very different from him, deserve respect and honesty. Set in a Texas community of Hispanics and whites, this book touches on the themes of cultural diversity and racial tension. There are numerous references to pop culture and slang, as well as some suggestive language. There is also a non-sentimental description of death. Written in the first person, the book tries to accurately portray life from the point of view of a twelve-year-old boy living in the middle of two different cultures. While the female characters are presented as modern and realistic, and a few are portrayed as role models, the book is likely to appeal more to boys than to girls. It would be an excellent book for boys who find themselves conflicted by competing interests and who are beginning to realize that the choices that they make will affect not only their own lives but also the lives of people around them. Reviewer: Leona Illig
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7–Seventh-grader Joshua Ramírez has been friends with Artie Mendoza since kindergarten and knows that he is always telling lies. When Artie starts insisting that Mrs. Foley killed her husband, Joshua is hesitant to believe him. One day, however, they overhear a conversation between the woman and one of her friends about poison, Mr. Foley, and someone being dead, dead, and gone. Could she have killed her husband or is Artie just a big, fat liar? Although the book is moderately paced and the characters seem a little one-dimensional at first, this is still an intriguing tale that will capture readers’ imaginations. They will also like the lighthearted humor and wrestling antics that have been integrated into the story. The sprinkling of Spanish words reflects Joshua’s Hispanic neighborhood in Texas.–Kira Moody, Hunter Public Library, West Valley City, UT
Kirkus Reviews
Seventh grader Joshua Ramirez knows he shouldn't believe Artie Mendoza's story: Mrs. Foley surely didn't murder her husband and bury him in her flower garden. Still, there is that mound of dirt that looks like a grave. And what heroes they and their buddy Wolf Man would be to uncover such a scandal. What risks could there be in digging up the garden to find out? It's a thin premise for a novel, but it turns out that the mystery of who's buried in the garden is just a device to pull readers into a story that's really about friendship and making the right choices in life. Joshua learns who his real friends are and ultimately tells Artie, "¡Largate de aqu', burro!" ("Get lost, jackass"). Though the story turns didactic to drive home the message, it's a solid glimpse at seventh-grade life from a writer who understands the age-biography reports, friendships made and lost, crushes, misbehavior and, sometimes, quiet heroism. This story of three Latino boys with Stephen King-ish imaginations ought to find a wide audience. (Fiction. 8-12)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606065665
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 155

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

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

Reminder:

  • - 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

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