Review: Samantha Sanderson At The Movies by Robin Caroll


Release Date: May 6, 2014

Publisher: Zonderkidz

Genre: Middle Grade/Teen Mystery

Format: Paperback (271 pages)

Source: Publisher via Booklook Bloggers

Rating: 4 Stars



From Goodreads: Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, and so she s always looking for articles she can publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become editor). And with a police officer for a father, Sam is in no short supply for writing material. It seemed like the perfect opportunity. When an explosive device is found in the local theater, Sam gets the lead on this developing and controversial story—controversial because the movie theater has recently come under attack by a renowned, outspoken atheist for allowing a local church to show Christian movies. Sam’s police-officer father happens to be heading the investigation, and Sam can t resist doing some sleuthing of her own with the help of her best friend Makayla s techno-genius. But when Sam’s theories end up being printed in the school paper, she lands in big trouble—and danger!


Review: I absolutely love this book. It’s perfect for tweens and young adults alike. I planned on reading this with my cousin and we’d do a review together, but she had other pressing matters. I got dumped for choir practice and Bible study and I am not mad. However, I did pass the book along to her to read. I just know that she will love it! 

Samantha is one cool girl. She wants to be a journalist and what better way to start off than the school paper. She finds a hidden bomb at the movie theater and suddenly she becomes a detective, out to find out who planted the bomb and why. She also plans to show Aubrey, the paper’s editor, that she has what it takes to be on the paper. Can she balance all that she has to do and get the job done? 

Aside from tween girls loving this, I think that if you love to read, this book will be enjoyable as well. It  never bored me, and I couldn’t put it down until the end. This is part of the FaithGirlz Series and I intend to read the next one soon. A very good book and I’d recommend it to not just young readers, but bookworms all the same. 

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