Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Vanishing Violin by Michael D. Bell (Red Blazer Girls series)

The unstoppable Red Blazer Girls are back in The Vanishing Violin to solve yet another captivating mystery, or mysteries. Someone has been breaking into their school and instead of stealing or vandalizing, they are redecorating! But their big mystery doesn’t start until Margaret gets a violin bow in the mail that is worth a lot of money, and with it the clues to find the even more expensive violin that goes with it. Another real problem comes about when a violin is stolen from Margaret’s friend Mr. C., who owns a violin store by Perkatory, the girls’ favorite Cafe (which the Blazers’ band also performs at). Mr. C’s alarm never went off and no window or door is broken, so the only thing more mysterious than who did it, is how they did it. Relationships are heating up, too. Not only do Rafael and Sophie date, but Margaret gets a new crush on a boy named Andrew from her music class. The Red Blazer Girls also have a new rival, Livvy, who hates the group. The best part of the book is at the end, with a couple of plot twists and surprises you’re sure to enjoy.

All in all, I thought this book was enjoyable and slightly humorous. Even though the plot was not as suspenseful as others like it, it is sure to be a book that you will enjoy reading. This book also flexes your mind with puzzles and riddles, unlike most books of its kind. The Vanishing Violin is a mystery and is a pretty light read, and I fell in love with the characters. With their brains and charm, I think the Red Blazer Girls have earned a spot up there with the likes of Sherlock Holmes.

Content: 1
Rating: 8
Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Leawood, Kansas USA