The Bell Bandit by Jacqueline Davies. A Lemonade War Series Novel.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: May 2012
List Price: $15.99
Review: Has something terrible ever happened to your family, and you're just aren't ready for it? Well, get ready for it in The Bell Bandit, written by Jacqueline Davis. It is the third book in The Lemonade War Series. The series' characters' are a friendly duo, Jessie and Evan Treski.
The Bell Bandit is about Evan and Jessie's stay at their grandmother's house after a huge disaster happens. But that is not the only problem to worry about; the huge bell on Lovell's hill has gone missing! This worries Jessie, but Evan does not believe her. They have always rung the bell on New Year's, and if they don't this time, it will not be the same! But eventually, Jessie meets a boy named Maxwell who knows her grandma very well. Jessie wants to crack this case, so when she has enough ideas, she teams up with Maxwell to find the bell. Meanwhile, Evan is helping a repairman named Pete fix Grandma's things after they see her damaged and charred house. But it isn't over yet! When Grandma comes back from the hospital, she seems to have lost her memory! So a typical time at grandma's house becomes a catastrophic time. So Evan and Jessie have to make things right. But, as Jessie goes on a mission to find the bell and Evan puts up with the fact that his own Grandmother has forgotten about him, they surprisingly have a fun time.
I enjoyed The Bell Bandit very much. There is nothing in this book that I disliked. The part that I enjoyed the most is when the Sinclair brothers are torturing a frog, while intending to kill it. Everyone freaks out, especially Maxwell, and there is a big fight. But the idea that meant the most to me is the fact that no matter what trials they go through, Jessie and Evan take them well. They maul their way through every problem, no matter what it is. This teaches people of today to never give up, because you will later be proud of what you did. This book is very elaborately written, that I wish I had read the previous books in The Lemonade War Series. All in all, The Bell Bandit deserves 5 out of 5 stars. If you like books that have mysteries, entertainment, and heartfelt meanings, then this is the book for you.
Review written by Anjan (7th grade student).
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