Rescuing Seneca Crane

Rescuing Seneca Crane

by Susan Runholt
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Rescuing Seneca Crane 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
WoodbineGal More than 1 year ago
What would I do without authors like Susan Runholt and Blue Balliett? They create compelling YA/middle-grade fiction that can be read by adults--me--while also throwing in a valuable storyline that revolves around the world of art. In Rescuing Seneca Crane, Runholt introduces us to the world of symphony orchestras. Seneca Crane is a teen piano prodigy, who befriends our good-natured and intelligent heroines, Kari and Lucas, two kids on vacation in Scotland. Yes, they have the mom chaperone, but these girls are cut loose from parental observation just long enough to land in the middle of a kidnapping. Yep, our piano prodigy Seneca Crane has been kidnapped for ransom money. And only Kari and Lucus have the goods on her whereabouts and the identity of her captors (with links to some adults closely linked to Seneca, so perhaps an inside job??). Kari and Lucas are the kind of teenaged heroines your look for, full of brass and sass and lots of personality, which Runholt brings across with her inimitable knack for channeling the voice of young girls. The author also manages to contrive a plot that gets the adults out of the picture, believably, so our heroines can match their wits and MacGyver-like skills to the rescue of their friend. But time is running out...and Runholt leaves you on the edge of your seat.
timetravel More than 1 year ago
I am fortunate to have received an advanced reader copy of this book: BookDescription When Kari and Lucas first see Seneca Crane up on stage, playing the piano in front of hundreds of people, they are in awe. She is beautiful. She is amazingly talented. And she is only thirteen! But then they get to know her at the Edinburgh Arts Festival and realize that she envies them. Soon the three are becoming friends . . .until Seneca disappears. There's no stopping Kari and Lucas from jumping on the trail and tracking her down. Even when it leads to the heart of the Scottish highlands! My Review From the same author of The Mystery of the Third Lucretia, Rescuing Seneca Crane is another GREAT Kari and Lucas mystery. Again she has created an interesting and intelligent story for these two junior detectives. The characters display a friendship that is both touching and true-to-life. I enjoy the way the two girls complement each other and defer to each other's strengths when necessary. Boys enter the picture in this book, and Kari and Lucas are typical girly girls, but smart enough to know that some boys are too old for them. This time their adventure takes them to Scotland, and I enjoyed reading the descriptive narration. The excitement never stops as the girls try to find out what happened to their new friend, Seneca. I can't wait for Ms. Runholt to come out with book #3, and I hope to see the character of Seneca again in a future book. Yes, this is a children's book - about ages 9-15, but I enjoyed it just as much as my grown-up mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. I loved all of the suspense and humor that the author was able to fit between the two covers. Keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alyssa Bermejo More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Kari and Lucas love to solve mysteries and continue to do so in this second novel. Seneca Crane is a thirteen-year-old piano player. But she's not just a normal piano-playing teenager - she's world famous! Kari and Lucas are in awe of her, but when they meet Seneca at a festival, they realize how jealous Seneca is of their normal life. Soon after they become friends, Seneca disappears, and it's up to Kari and Lucas to find her. This was another great book in the Kari & Lucas Mystery series. Once again, I think the two friends are great and strong female young adult characters, and would be good role models for tweens. I liked this story better than the first book, THE MYSTERY OF THE THIRD LUCRETIA. I enjoyed having Seneca as a character; she felt real and was another strong female. I think this book would be more interesting to tweens than the first one, since it deals with a kidnapping and a celebrity instead of a piece of art work. And there were more great facts in the story, this one about Scotland. I would definitely recommend this series to tween girls who are looking for a good, light mystery.
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Its obviosly by a diff auther god u nimbwit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad title. Thiut it was hunger games.