I haven't posted about my reading in awhile, probably because I haven't done a lot of reading, probably because I don't have a lot of time for reading. Here's what I remember from the last few months:
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
I just finished this one, only because I got the audiobook and listened to it in the car. It was wonderful! A smart book about smart kids for smart kids. The story is hard to summarize, but two Chicago sixth-graders solve the mystery of a missing Vermeer painting using ingenuity and intuition. Recommended for kids and grown-ups.
Teen Idol by Meg Cabot
I can't help it. I like fluff. In this case, sweet fluff about a sweet Midwestern high school girl who writes the school newspaper advice column and has to keep the identity of a new student (he's the teen idol, in town to research a movie role) secret. She gets the guy in the end, but it's not what you would expect.
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen.
This was a simple, fast-paced mystery. Seventh grader Sammy sees a robbery across the street through her binoculars. Unfortunately, the thief saw her too, and the police don't really believe her story. Through her own brand of adventurous sleuthing, she solves the crime.