Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chasing Lincoln's Killer – A book review

Chasing Lincoln's Killer: The Search for John Wilkes Booth by James Swanson ; February 2009 • Scholastic • YA fiction •

I recently reviewed this book which is featured on The Picnic Basket (I receive no compensation for this review). I really enjoyed this book and found it easy to read so I would rate it a 5 (Strongly Recommend: This book is so delectable that it calls for a picnic just to read it. I might even skip dessert to read it or enjoy the book and the strawberry shortcake. Definitely part of the gourmet, decadent picnic basket). The illustrations and photos that supplement the content were helpful when reading the book. Many young adults find stories like this interesting and I think they would read it for content without even thinking they were improving their reading. It was also great to see the story unfold from the killer’s perspective and then actually seeing what went into catching the culprits. This would be a great book for a reluctant reader because it is so captivating. I also think this would be a great book for a special education class on the high school level.


NYSTCE test said...

This is really a excellent book to read.probably I also give a rating 5 out of 5.

loonyhiker said...

NYSTCE: I always wonder how close my opinion is to others. Thanks for your comment.