posted at Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 8:00 AM | Reviews
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko
Series: Al Capone at Alcatraz #3
Published by Dial BFYR on August 20, 2013
Genres: Historical, Middle Grade, Mystery
Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. Is Capone trying to protect Moose's dad too? If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.
The last heart-pounding installment in the New York Timesbestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy is not to be missed!
An unsolicited ARC of Al Capone Does My Homework showed up at my house some months back. I’d heard of the series, and I think the first book was even on my to-read list, but it was probably something I never would have gotten to realistically. I mean, I put anything that sounds potentially interesting on my to-read, and there’s no way I can read all of that. After the ARC showed up, I mostly dismissed it, since it was book three in a series I hadn’t started. Then, though, I was looking for audiobooks to listen to and the library had the first two on Overdrive. Well, that changed everything. All of that is to explain both the format change from audio to print and the fact that I’m reviewing the ARC four months after the book came out. But still, it’s a win, right? I mean, I ended up getting to the series and I quite like it, so I say yes.