Pieces and Players less mystery, more just heading in right direction


Pieces and Players (Chasing Vermeer #4)

by Blue Balliett

Having read Chasing Vermeer and The Danger Box and loving those that this was just ho-hum was sad. It was less of the child sleuths doing anything active and more that was just thrust upon them. There was more paranormal here too.

Blue Balliett brings together characters from several of her other books to solve the mystery of stolen art from a Chicago museum. One of the trustees thinks that these kids will think through things differently than the police so will have a better shot at recovering the 13 pieces of art.

There is a lot of talk about prime numbers, but nothing really comes of it. Lots of talk of art and it makes you want to see the pieces.

But it’s really hard to believe that these kids were such independent thinkers that they really solved the case. Just seemed like being in the right place at the right time.

#encouragereading, #kidsread, #kidlit


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