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Hautman, Pete.
New York : Sleuth/Putnam, 2006
IL 5-8, RL 4.0
ISBN 0399243771

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Meet Roni.  She is the ace reporter for her high school newspaper.  She knows something is going on and she is determined to get the scoop.  She teams up with Brian who is several years younger than she is but has an in with the police.  Together they search for the truth about what happened to Alicia who is missing.  They get the clues and track down the suspects.  But what are they really uncovering here?  They know that Alicia was last seen getting into an SUV with a stranger.  And they know that she had been attacked recently.  But does that have anything to do with why she's gone missing?

Booktalk #2

In this mystery, Roni Delicata, reporter for the school newspaper, The Bloodwater Pump, convinces Brian Bain, 14, to help her investigate the kidnapping of the new girl, Alice Camden. Alice was last seen getting into a SUV driven by a stranger or was he? Now the two teenagers are on the trail of the kidnapper putting themselves at risk as well. (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)

SUBJECTS:     Reporters and reporting -- Fiction.
                        Kidnapping -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.

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