Enjoyed It Very Much (5 out of 5 stars)
By Carolee Riley Fitz-Gerald – Posted to Facebook
Just finished reading Someone’s Trapped and enjoyed it very much even if it says quite clearly ‘Ages 8-12.’ Inside, I’m probably close to one of those ages. Loved the characters, would recommend this to any young person, and definitely agree that it deserves The Children’s Literary Classic Seal of Approval. Will await Viking Club Mystery No. 3 — hope to see it soon!
It Was Enjoyed by My Children (5 out of 5 stars)
By Hockey Mom – Published on Amazon.ca
This book was enjoyed by my children as much, if not more, than the first in the series. Authentic mystery and well developed characters. Highly recommended.
Literary Classics Book Reviews (5 out of 5 stars)
Published on Amazon.com and the Literary Classics Blog Site
Format: hardcover, paperback
Someone’s Trapped, by Maureen Grenier, is the engaging sequel of three friends who are reunited in their efforts to solve a mystery and save the day! When Rebecca is under suspicion of having committed a crime, this trio joins forces to trap the real thief. Rebecca’ s friends, two fellow soccer enthusiasts Chris and Jaylon, vow to help clear Rebecca’s good name.
Someone’s Trapped is the second part to a series involving the Viking Club agency, three mystery solving kids. This book enforces positive values including teamwork, both on and off the playing field, as they work together to solve the mystery and also resolve a few personal problems that come into play as this entertaining story unfolds. Author, Maureen Grenier has created an age appropriate book with lots of fun and interesting twists. The book is written such that one can easily pick up with the second book in the series without any prior knowledge.
Someone’s Trapped comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
Grenier Scores Again (5 out of 5 stars)
By Spudman – Published on Amazon.com
This is the second in a series of Viking Club Mysteries with three young detectives solving mysteries within sports-themed stories. In Someone’s Trapped, three story lines are developed, lots of clues are planted, and foreshadowing abounds in each chapter. Our three heroes finally come together mid-book to set a trap for a thief and clear the name of one of the detective trio.
Maureen Grenier knows her audience well; she keeps them interested with likable characters, a sports background, and themes that are important to readers 8-12. The short chapters, engaging illustrations, reasonable word bank, and well-paced suspense add to the effectiveness of the story.
As an “older” reader, I enjoyed reading this book, found the ending very satisfactory, and look forward to the third book in the series.
NOTE – I especially enjoyed the author’s on target use of a very mild four letter word to add a little bit of levity during a climactic scene. Kids should really get a kick out of it.
Life Lesson Included (5.0 out of 5 stars)
An engaging and entertaining story with a life lesson…what more can a parent want for their child’s reading list? The chapters are a perfect length for a ‘before bedtime’ read.
A Good Mystery Story For Pre-Teen Readers
By AEM – Published on Goodreads
The 3 protagonists, ages 11-13 had previously met and helped to solve a mystery, while engaged in a sports tournament.
In this story, each has some personal issues/problems – their own or a friend’s that requires each of them to think, evaluate and arrive at some solutions – individually or collectively – demonstrating the ability to work together as a team, problem-solving and relationship skills.
These issues are normal issues that could arise in anyone’s life, and the characters show resilience and sympathy for others. They are confronted by moral issues, gender issues, and bullying issues.
Through thought and understanding, they each resolve their issues with assistance from their friends.