Rock Harbor Search & Rescue by Colleen Coble and Robin Caroll is perfect for tween girls who love mystery and suspense. Although I am not a tween girl, I still enjoyed reading it having loved reading Nancy Drew and other mysteries when I was younger.
The book is about eighth grader, Emily O'Reilly. She has a dream of one day joining the Rock Harbor Search and Rescue team and LOVES everything that has to do with Search and Rescue. She is even saving up money for a puppy of her own when her parents offer to pay for half. However, her hopes of getting a puppy fall apart when an expensive necklace is stolen from the booth next to hers at the fall festival. All the evidence points to Emily as the thief. Determined to prove her innocence, Emily and her best friend, Olivia, do an investigation of their own and eventually find the real culprit.
I think that the story was well written. It kept me interested and wondering what was going to happen next. I found some of the development of the characters lacking, but I didn't find that it affected the story line. I think that overall, it was a worthwhile read.
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