The book highlights New York institutions such as What a terriffic book for kids and young teens but even I enjoyed reading it. It's not a gritty book but touches on the challenges of crime and homeless in New York City which is a plus. Truely enjoyed reading this book. Mar 05, Ranie Elias rated it it was amazing. Humorous, mildly suspenseful and highly addictive! An overall enjoyable book for young readers, recommend by my adorable niece!
Jun 21, Suspense Magazine rated it really liked it. John does a good job of writing a mystery that while targeted to the younger fans, should be enjoyed by all that love mysteries. Lexi and her younger brother Kevin are spending some time away from their small town. Because their father is away on his honeymoon, they stay with their aunt Roz in New York City.
Lexi and Kevin meet up with Kim Ling Levine, another teen that wants to be an investigative journalist, and has the attitude to succeed.
Kim Ling is a New York City native and she gets the ball rolling, getting Lexi and Kevin to skip summer camp and solve the crime. The pace of the book is a little slow at the beginning, but revs up quickly, taking the three kids on an adventure of a lifetime. John does a great job of exploring Lexi and her emotional battles of having a new stepmother, which she does not like.
No language. Jan 22, Nancy Brown rated it it was amazing. Welcome back. They will attend a show at Radio City and explore Central Park. BONK is a former musical comedy performer turned writer who has hung up his tap shoes to devote his time to performing on the page. Write Review Add to favorites.
She also has to cope with Kim Ling, who is very forceful and brash. It is a roller coaster ride, not only in solving a mystery, but also in seeing the ups and downs of a friendship building between two strangers, Lexi and Kim Ling. Jun 29, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: , thrillers-mysteries. Madhatten Mystery by John J.
Bonk is the perfect mystery for young kids to seniors! This book sparkles with creativity and character. I couldn't ask for better characters. Lexie missed her mother and is suspicious of her new step mother. Her younger brother is started to regress to a younger age and she has taken up mothering him.
They stay with their colorful Aunt Roz, an ex Rockette, and actress looking for parts.
They are already signed up for Day Camp but are not looking forward to it. Lexie meets Kim Ling Levine who has "a brain the size of Utah. The adventure starts from the moment that Lexie and her brother are in Grand Central Station. They experience the subway, the mole people, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the homeless and being really sacred. The writing is engaging and won't let you stop reading until you have met the final twist of the mystery. All the characters are so memorable and well developed that I hope to join them on other adventures. I highly recommend this mystery to all book lovers, young and old.
This is perfection! I received this book as a part of the GoodReads Program but that in no way influenced my review. Mar 27, Daph Loving Books rated it really liked it Shelves: arc-for-review , , release-may. In an adventerous story, Lexi and her brother Kevin find themselves in the middle of investigating a jewel theft instead of spending their time in day camp. With a very annoying, yet very smart journalist-to-be, they set off to follow up on the clues they found.
Fueled with intrigue and humor, Bonk has written a story that sucked me in and will appeal to even the most reluctant reader. I really liked this book! It was a really cute story, and a great middlegrade adventure without addi In an adventerous story, Lexi and her brother Kevin find themselves in the middle of investigating a jewel theft instead of spending their time in day camp.
It was a really cute story, and a great middlegrade adventure without adding all sorts of paranormal elements.
Madhattan Mystery [John J. Bonk] on chriscoagorshafmu.cf *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. All set to spend their summer in New York City with their aunt while. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. *STARRED REVIEW* - The title rightfully includes mad because this is a madcap mystery—and a delight in every way.
Lexi was a nice character to follow around and I especially liked Kevin's smartass-ery. Kim was obnoxious, yet very refreshing while following Lexi's thoughts. The story was a bit predictable, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable.
I was thoroughly entertained while I flipped the pages to see what would happen next. I really liked reading this one and will be checking out more of Bonk's work in the future, which will hopefully be just as good as this book! Find this review and others on Loving Books. Jun 03, Karen Arendt rated it really liked it Shelves: adventure , mystery , middle-grade.
Lexi and Kevin visit their Aunt Roz while their dad goes on his honeymoon with his new wife, Clare. On their first day in NYC Lexi overhears two men discussing where to hide some stolen jewels. Lexi and Kevin, along with their neighbor, Kim Ling, decide to investigate. Were the jewls really stolen or was it all ju Lexi and Kevin visit their Aunt Roz while their dad goes on his honeymoon with his new wife, Clare. Were the jewls really stolen or was it all just make believe? While Lexi is very clear about this dislike, Kevin is okay with the new stepmom. By the end of the book readers have a better understanding of why Lexi has a hard time.
With plenty of up-to-date wit and disobeying the rules, this mystery will appeal to many boys and girls. Apr 20, Barbara Huskey rated it it was amazing. I won this from the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway. I really felt a little bad for winning this when it was meant for an audience 20 years younger than I am. I am so glad I did though! This was a fantastic book. I thoroughly enjoyed it! The characters were interesting, the dialogue was believable and well done.
The pacing was good. I would recommend this book to anyone with kids who love to read, and any adults who still enjoy reading a good book regardless of target audience. I was very impressed that this book wasn't dumbed down the way some books in this age range are. The author managed to insert a large amount of vocabulary and meanings as part of the story and I liked that. Jun 05, Taylor rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. What fun! It's the perfect summer read, and especially since this is my first summer in ten years that I'm not living in New York I absolutely loved walking the streets and seeing the sights of NYC with the characters.
Bonk, who has the same agent as I do, has written a fun, madcap book that also has tons of heart. The characters are all spot-on, fully developed and fun to read about.
He gracefully tackles some pretty serious topics like homelessness and the death of a parent I loved this book. He gracefully tackles some pretty serious topics like homelessness and the death of a parent but never loses the fun feel of the story. Well done! I highly recommend this book to tweens, especially those looking for a little trip into the great city of New York. Jun 25, Margie rated it it was amazing Shelves: book-a-day. Mysteries, stories, don't get much better than this newest title created by the mind of John J.
This middle grade read comes highly recommended for individuals or as a read-aloud. Apr 20, Lexi rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction. The adventures of Lexi McGill! Quick read with lots of fun moments. I wanted to love this book, but maybe I'm too old for it. The characters never really grabbed me, and I saw the plot twists coming a mile away.
Jan 22, Nancy Brown rated it it was amazing.
I really liked this book. It takes place in New York City. Three kids get caught up in a crazy search for stolen jewels and have many mis-adventures along the way. Endearing characters and many twists and turns. Jun 15, Sarvenaz Tash rated it it was amazing. My kind of MG: filled with humor, adventure, mystery Aug 06, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: middle-grade , middle-grade-mystery.
Manhattan setting, spunky sleuths, an actress aunt and a mystery to be solved. And it's funny! Third to fifth graders. This book immerses you in the wonder of New York City and the intrigue of a mind-boggling jewel theft. Mar 14, Joan Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves: middle-grade , , mystery.
Great middle grade read with high stakes, intrigue, and the excitement of New York City! But then I'm partial to most things New York!