Sarah's Stars

Gordon Korman. Swindle
Scholastic  $16.99  ISBN 978-0-439-90344-8  252 pg.
Reviewed by Joe, Age 13

A baseball card!  And it had to be old, too, since Babe Ruth had played a very long time ago.  Griffin was no expert, but everyone knew that some old baseball cards were worth a lot of money.

A condemned house, an old baseball card and one S. Wendell Palomino (a.k.a. Swindle); what do they all have in common? Griffin Bing and a possible one million dollars!

Gordon Korman is one of my favourite authors.  I love his books!  His newest book, Swindle, is a funny, excellent and very well written book.  My two other favourites are I Want to go Home and No Coins, Please.  I recommend this book for ages 9-12.

I enjoyed this book; it was funny, interesting and easy to read.  I found I could see through the characters eyes and I also found the story to be interesting right from the start.  The ending both surprised me and disappointed me a bit. But you’ll have to read it yourself to see how everything turns out.

I give Swindle 4 stars. 


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