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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Guest Review: My Sister Takes a Look at Pineapples in Peril by Cheryl Linn Martin
**Review by my sister--think I might have a budding reviewist in the making. ;-)**
Pineapples in Peril, hmmm a very intriguing title indeed. What kind of book is titled like that without some kind of mystery? There are so many things that I could go on about this book, but I will only name a few.
This is a very good book with some excellent morals we can learn from: like treating your siblings with love and respecting your parents. There were scenes in the beginning of the story where Leilani was disrespectful to her mom and brother and learned through the story to be kind and loving.
I really liked Leilani and felt her loss and victories. I felt like I was reading a "me" set in Hawaii: she loves mysteries, surfing and hanging out with her friends.
My favorite part of the book was when Leilani and her friends got locked in a old storage shed on the pineapple plantation and her little brother, Kimo, has to rescue her. My second favorite scene was when Leilani and her friends were spying in the dark plantation...creepy, but very exciting. ;-)
I look forward to reading more books in this series and by the author.
This review is my personal opinion. Thanks to the author for my advance copy to review.
More about the novel...
Slashed, mashed, and left to rot . . . Pineapples reduced to a puddle of gross mush.
Thirteen-year-old Leilani Akamai pictures secrets, stakeouts, and spies in her future as she, along with her friends, Maile and Sam, solve their first real crime.
Unless, of course, Leilani's younger brother, Kimo, worms his way into the mix. Sleuthing belongs to Leilani and her friends. They are the only official members of The Hawaiian Island Detective Club.
Besides, Kimo has already ruined her summer. Gone are Leilani's days of hitting the waves. Surfing is out and she blames him for her broken arm, now in a clunky, itchy cast. To top things off, Kimo might interfere with the pineapple vandalism case at Tong Plantation and blow their entire investigation.
And the ugliness continues when Leilani's beloved surfboard ends up in the hands of her dreaded enemy.
Seriously? Can the summer get any worse?
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