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Samantha Sanderson: At The Movies
by Robin Caroll
About the Book
"The first book in an exciting new series about a girl with dreams to become an investigative journalist, each book promises to touch on a crime straight from the headlines, while also tackling tough issues faced by middle-schoolers everywhere. A new addition to the Faithgirlz! trusted brand of books introduces readers to Sam Sanderson, an independent, resourceful, tech-savvy cheerleader and aspiring journalist, and Sam's best friend Makayla. They're ordinary 7th graders who enjoy shopping, texting and going to the mall-along with sniffing out the next big mysteries to report in the school paper. In this first book of the series, Sam gets the lead on a developing and controversial story when an explosive device is discovered in a local movie theater-controversial because this movie theater has recently come under attack by a renowned, outspoken atheist, for allowing a local church to show Christian movies at the theater. Sam's family has always been strong in their walk with the Lord, and Sam knows what she believes, but for the first time her faith is really put to the test, especially when she compromises her ethics as a journalist when she reports on the case her father is overseeing for the police."
Finding quality reading for tween girls can be a challenge but with Robin Caroll you can be assured that girls are getting great stories balanced with great lessons and Christian values. At The Movies is the first book in a new series that follows a girl with big dreams and a police officer for a father. Sam loves to investigate and wants to become an award winning journalist like her mother.
This is a great story with great characters. There are some surprises through out the story and Sam sure does find some trouble. This strong willed girl deals with many issues and tells quite a story. I recommend this for middle grade girls as the main character is in the 7th grade. Being the first in a new Faithgirlz series, At The Movies is a great read that leaves you wondering what Sam will be getting involved in next!