Monday, October 1, 2012
MMGG Book 5: Missing on Superstition Mountain
It’s summer and the three Barker brothers—Simon, Henry, and Jack—just moved from Illinois to Arizona. Their parents have warned them repeatedly not to explore Superstition Mountain, which is near their home. But when their cat Josie goes missing, they see no other choice. There’s something unusually creepy about the mountain and after the boys find three human skulls, they grow determined to uncover the mystery. Have people really gone missing over the years, and could there be someone or some thing lurking in the woods? Together with their new neighbor Delilah, the Barker boys are dead-set on cracking the case even if it means putting themselves in harm’s way.
Why it's MIGHTY:
For me, the thing that stood out about this book was the setting. Broach's descriptions of the desert town of Superstition, Arizona created the perfect backdrop for fun characters and a great mystery. Plus, I love any book that will get kids excited about asking their own questions and learning more about a subject, and all of Broach's books do this really well.