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  Hiaasen, Carl

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Number of Pages: 371
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Realistic fiction

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Junior High Fiction

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Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee

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If you like to read mysteries, you will want to read this one. Nick and Marta hate their science teacher, Mrs. Starch. She is mean and she humiliates the students. One day on a class field trip to the Black Vine Swamp, Mrs. Starch disappears. Did Smoke, the student she publicly humiliated the day before, have something to do with her disappearance? Marta and Nick suspect him but they discover his involvement is quite different than they thought. Surprises await in every chapter.

Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 2/22/2010

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