Tuesday, March 13, 2012

booktalk tuesday

Hannah West in the Belltower
by Linda Johns

IndieBound Description:
In this first book of a lively new mystery series, 12-year-old Hannah West and her mother move into Seattle's swanky high-rise, the Belltown Towers. As they're getting settled, someone tries to steal a valuable piece of artwork from one of their new neighbors.

My Thoughts:
I've been longing to write a mystery and have been reading many to get an idea of how to do it. This mystery series featured a great character--Hannah West is a spunky, smart girl who also happens to have been adopted from China. I love how her racial heritage is identified and is a feature but not a main focus of the story.

1 comment:

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

chuAnother new-to-us discovery! Thank you! Our daughter who is adopted from Taiwan is really loving Dumpling Days right now. Off to add Hannah West to our reading list since I have a hunch that will be a hit, too. Thanks for continuing to do these book talk posts.

P.S. Pacy is about to start touring the Mediterranean. Stay tuned :)