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Monday, February 17, 2014

Review: Mojo by Tim Tharp

Mojo by Tim Tharp.

Mojo by Tim Tharp

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 2013
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780375864452

Review: Finding dead bodies, getting arrested for stuff you didn't do, that is what happened to Dylan in Mojo. This is an amazing book written by Tim Tharp. Dylan is the tough protagonist that has most everything happen to him.

To begin, a beautiful girl goes missing, and a kid named Dylan finds the body bag in a trashcan. Dylan is treated like he killed the girl and stuffed her into the body bag. Even the police push him around like he does drugs and killed the girl. Then another girl named Ashton Browning is found dead in the other side of town. There are many suspects. The closer Dylan gets toward the truth, finding the murderers, the higher the stakes of this game are getting. Will Dylan get caught?

Since I am not a fan of mysteries, I didn't really enjoy the book. The book, on the whole, didn't keep my attention. There was definitely action, but there were also slow parts. For example, in Chapter 1 was a place with a slow story line until Dylan found the dead body. Unlike In Chapter 9 there were cops showed up outside of Dylan's tent. In my opinion, I think this book is more for boys because the protagonist is male. In addition, boys would enjoy the chase scenes and the danger involved. This book is good for 6th graders and up because there is a lot of racism and things little kids shouldn't know. Since I do not prefer mysteries, I am not the person to go to if you want to know what a good mystery book is, but I would suggest Mojo.

Review written by Ben (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Mojo for this review.

Have you read Mojo? How would you rate it?

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