This week, I've got selections from a middle grade mystery I read this week.
Poached is the second mystery by Stuart Gibbs in his FunJungle series. (He has another couple series out as well.) The setting is a giant zoo/amusement park.
Stuart crafts some of the best first lines I have ever read. For example:
I would never have been accused of stealing the koala if Vance Jessup hadn't made me drop a human arm in the shark tank.
See what I mean?
And moving ahead to page 56 we find:
"You know what this means, Teddy?"
"Yeah," I said sadly. "I do."
"If you want to prove you're innocent, you're gonna have to find the bad guy yourself."
I'll be reviewing this book on Monday so I can get it in this week's Marvelous Middle Grade Monday, so come back then to see just how much I loved this book. (Should I have issued a spoiler alert for my review?)