Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Adventures of Jack Lime

The Adventures of Jack Lime
by James Leck
Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2010. 126 pp. Chapter book.

Jack Lime has made a name for himself in the corporate city of Iona. Fellow classmates come to him to solve crimes ranging from missing pets to missing students. Jack shares three of his adventures with a narrative reminiscent of early noir detective films and comics. The writing invokes the feeling of a sleepy little town that seems innocent on the surface but with mischief and mayhem underneath. Enter Jack Lime to rid the world, okay the high school, of all sorts of criminals. A unique delivery of a mystery for the middle school and teen age-group. The book is short in length which should appeal to older reluctant readers.

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