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Friday, April 6, 2012

Review: You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis

You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis.

You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 2011
List Price: $17.99
ISBN-13: 9780385740289

Review: The book You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis is a wonderful book. It is beautifully written and well worth reading. The main character Luna is a sweet curious girl and is the perfect fit for this puzzling mystery. Luna and her family go through many trials in this book, which will make your eyes widen with wonder or perhaps might even move you to cry or perhaps laugh! This dramatic mystery is full of suspense and will give you a thrilling pleasure. You absolutely won't want to put this book down!

Luna lives with her little brother, Tile, and her dad; all of whom have been injured by the past. Luna's mother had died one year before after being hit by a taxi. Her mother had been a fashion model and her dad is a movie-director. But things will never again be the same. One day, Luna decides to clean out her mother's old studio and discovers her mom's phone fully charged and with seven new messages! As she listens to them she discovers a secret about her mother's death that threatens what everyone has always told. Could what everyone has told her be a lie? Has she been kept in the darkness this whole time? With the help of her neighbor/crush Oliver she sets off on a mission to discover the truth about her mother's death, all the while unraveling more and more truths that she never knew before. What is the real story behind her mother's death? Does she really want to know?

Everyone should read You Have Seven Messages because it is an exciting mystery about a family that has been torn apart and are trying to get back together again. It is well written and full of detail. It has all the characteristics of a good book and is a joy to read. This book has a thrilling plot and interesting characters. Luna's dad is more quiet and reserved but there is more to him that what meets the eye. Luna seems to be the exact opposite of her father with her curious, passionate personality, while Tile is a lovable, sweet little boy. These characters set the plot and make the story explode with excitement. I personally loved the part where she watches Oliver from her window and also when she finds her mom's phone. Those parts depict the feelings of love and shock. This really is a wonderful book that is well worth your time.

Review written by Rachel (7th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of You Have Seven Messages for this review.

Have you read You Have Seven Messages? How would you rate it?

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