Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, and so she’s always looking for articles she can publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become editor). And with a police officer for a father, Sam is in no short supply for writing material.
It seemed like the perfect opportunity.
When an explosive device is found in the local theater, Sam gets the lead on this developing and controversial story—controversial because the movie theater has recently come under attack by a renowned, outspoken atheist for allowing a local church to show Christian movies. Sam’s police-officer father happens to be heading the investigation, and Sam can’t resist doing some sleuthing of her own with the help of her best friend Makayla’s techno-genius. But when Sam’s theories end up being printed in the school paper, she lands in big trouble—and danger!
About the Author
Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin's mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage--two aspects Robin weaves into each of her 14 published novels. When she isn't writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home--in the South, where else? She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, RT Reviewer's Choice Award, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book for young people. I have a home preschool and at nap time I read a chapter from a chapter book each day. We read through At The Movies at the end of the school year. I had several children graduating, five going to kindergarten and one going to first grade. They enjoyed me reading it, but part of it were a bit over their heads. I recommend a little older. My 13 year old was also in the room while we read and she enjoyed the story. It was very well done. It kept you thinking about different possibilities for who did it. It also went into some basic faith questions that children and preteens might ask themselves and their friends. This book had great answers. I believe it guided the reader to think deeper into what they believe and why. I loved the relationship between her and her parents. It was one of honestly and respect. They had arguments and didn't agree on everything but they listened to each other and worked it out. I recommend this series to preteen and young teens. Great reading.
I only had the chance to read At the Movies, but if the second book is anything like the first I am sure I would recommend this one to your daughter. I would put this in the ages of 9-11 year olds. At the Movies was a great read with strong Christian tweens who have to deal with bullies and learning to stay strong in their faith. Samantha is a strong-headed girl (like a lot of tweens) and she loves writing for the school paper. She is very gifted in this area but has to learn to deal with the “rules” of writing and covering a story, one that her father is leading the investigation . I am sure most tween girls can relate to the characters in this book and be encouraged as they read about other Christian tweens and how they handle some tough situations. Overall, I highly recommend this book to your tween girl:) Copies of these books were given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.