Fifteen-year-old Bunny is no stranger to trouble. In fact, most of his recent trouble can be traced back to his mysterious grandfather David McLean.
Following McLean’s death, each of his seven grandsons received a challenge. Bunny’s was to get a tattoo (Ink Me, 2012). His ink linked him to a gang, and he quickly found himself on the wrong side of the law. Now on leave from his incarceration, Bunny wants nothing more than to spend time with his cousins and ice skate. However, Bunny’s plans are once again sidelined by his grandfather’s past. This time, he is taken hostage by a group of political radicals determined to bring their government to its knees. Bunny’s learning disabilities can make academics challenging, but his unique way of viewing the world might just be the key to his freedom. Written in Bunny’s own language, the narrative is filled with misspellings and misunderstandings, which can make comprehension challenging at times. However, Bunny’s indomitable spirit makes him a likable, one-of-a-kind narrator. Unlike the other books in this linked series, Bunny’s story is more adventure and less mystery. And while the chain of events at times seems unlikely, Bunny is enough to keep the pages turning.
Readers will respond to this improbable, deeply sympathetic hero. (Mystery. 10-14)