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PLAYING FOR KEEPS
New York : Dell Laurel-Leaf,
you like mysteries? Suspense? And a little Romance? Then
this could be the book for you. Rosie is very excited when her grandmother,
Glory, asks her to join her for a week long cruise to the Caribbean.
Glory supposedly wants Rosie to be her companion but the truth is one of
Gloryís friendís is bringing her grandson, Neil, along. Rosie bumps
into Ricky Diago while boarding the ship. Soon afterward she realizes
that Rickyís uncle is onboard, but she hasnít seen Ricky since the ship
set sail. After a morning of snorkeling with Neil, Rosie meets another
Ricky Diego. Who is Ricky Diago and what is he doing on this ship?
Suddenly Rosie and Neil find themselves caught up in an international,
life and death situation. How far will they go to help a new friend?
Find out by reading Playing for Keeps by Joan Lowery Nixon. (Beth
Lindsay, Senior Librarian, Youth Services, South County Regional Library
State list 2003-2004 Grades 6-8)
Cruise ships -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Caribbean Area -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
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