Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins

Written by David A. Adler
Illustrated by Susanna Natti

Reviewed by Anthony K. (age 9) and Matt C. (age 8)

Do you enjoy solving mysteries? Well Cam does. In this book Cam's science project vanishes along with two valuable gold coins from Collin's Coin Shop. Cam gets her camera back, but she does not get her film back. Why would a thief steal film and valuable gold coins? Will Cam and her partner Eric ever catch this thief? Eric helps Cam find her science project and the two valuable gold coins. They go through big adventure. Well if you want to read a great mystery, read this book.

We think the book is interesting because the book did not just focus on one mystery, it focuses on two mysteries. Our favorite part is when Cam and Eric are running because they think a person is following them. This story remind Matt of when he tried to steal cookies from the kitchen cabinet. This story reminds Anthony of when he stole his brother's sound speaker. This book is so interesting that we want to read it again. We think the big idea of this story is to not steal because you will get caught one day or another.

We recommend this book to people who like to solve mysteries. We also recommend this book to people who have had mysteries in their lives. We also recommend this book to people 7 and up. If this recommendation matches your personality, read this book.

Anthony K. and Matt C. are students in Class B105
2002-2003