Book Review: Addie McCormick and the Mystery of the Missing Scrapbook

Addie McCormick and the Mystery of the Missing Scrapbook
Addie McCormick Adventures #2
by Leanne Lucas

My rating: 5 / 5
Genre: Children’s Christian mystery, adventure

When Addie and Nick meet elderly Miss T’s new live-in companion Amy, a Japanese-American whose family spent time in an internment camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, they begin to uncover a secret that Amy wants to keep hidden, but someone else is out to expose.

The first book in the series was good, but this one was on a different level. These aren’t simple, predictable kids’ mysteries. I really appreciated the little bit of history about how Japanese-Americans were treated in America during WWII, as well as a touch on Japanese culture. This book introduces a few new kid characters, one of which I particularly liked. While I don’t know how realistic it is for a pre-teen kid to be as self-assured as Brian is, I suppose given the right circumstances, it would be possible. And since he was my favorite, after all, it clearly didn’t bother me. The conclusion was satisfying, and in the end, I liked this one more than the previous. I’m just sad that I won’t be able to read the rest of the series (except #7), because they’re hard to find. Still, if you do have the chance to read this book or procure it for a 10-12-year-old child, I recommend it.

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Notebook Collection, part 14

This installment of notebooks all came from the same places—the Creation Museum or Ark Encounter in Kentucky.

Past posts about the collection I have so far: Post #1  |  Post #2  |  Post #3  |  Post #4  |  Post #5  |  Post #6  |  Post #7  |  Post #8  |  Post #9 | Post #10 | Post #11 | Post #12 | Post #13

This notebook and the one below are two of many of the same style both attractions carry, all with different covers. I’ve had a few from the Creation Museum for years, and this time I got a couple from the Ark Encounter.

This notebook is a bit small, but it was marked as clearance. It has a beautiful cover (and the back cover is shown below), so I’m very glad to have it.

This notebook was also marked as clearance, which tipped the scales, since I was on the fence about it. That is mostly due to me trying to keep myself to only buying notebooks that I love, since I already have so many, and this one wasn’t quite my style. Some pages inside have sketches and tidbits of information about Noah’s family and life in their day, though, which is pretty neat.

This was definitely the briefest post in the series, but probably only because the notebooks all came from the same place, so there’s less of a story to share. I have 8 more notebooks to share (it’s a sickness), which I’ll split into 2 posts. I hope to get to them quickly, though, and with Christmas coming, by the time I get through those, I might have procured a few more.

Do you collect anything related to reading or writing? Feel free to share!