From Above

From Above

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When a football player from Riley Donovan's school falls to his death from the top of a recreation center, a hunch makes her wonder if he was pushed. But who would do such a thing, and why? Riley's detective aunt tells Riley to leave it alone, but that's not in Riley's nature. When her friend Charlie is accused of the murder, Riley is determined to clear his name, even if it means confronting vicious junkyard dogs, forming an alliance with an old enemy, and putting her own life in danger.
Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781459809338
Branch Call Number: YA FIC McCli
Characteristics: 231 pages ; 19 cm.

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I really like this book by Norah McClintock. This book is about a girl named Riley Donavon who is trying to figure out a case about a boy who fell from the top of a building. But she doesn't know how it happened or who pushed him.Some characters in this book are Riley Donavan, Aunt Ginny, Serena, Andrew (Andes) Maracle, Detective Martin, Charlie and Ethan Crawford. Ethan died after he fell off the top of a rec centre. The question is how? This book happens at Lyle high school and the nearby rec centre. I like how Riley was really determined to clear Charlie’s name from being accused of a crime that charlie says he did not commit. I also like how she never quit even when her Aunt and the police told her to stop worrying about the case. She would not quit and went on to solving the case of Ethan Crawford. One thing I did not like about the book was that there was not that much info about Ethan. The plot of this book is that Ethan Crawford died and there are many suspects of who killed him by pushing off the rec centre.The conflict of the story was that people didn’t want Riley trying to find out who killed Ethan. The setting of the story is at Riley high school the local rec centre, the woods and the roof of the rec centre. I think you would really like this book if you like mystery or action. I HIGHLY recommend this book.

- E.M.
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WARNING PLOT SPOILERS
I liked it when in the first chapter how it said that a student that had fell from the roof it hooked me right away because, that’s what you don’t see every day, its surprising .But I didn’t like was that it took a long time to find the killer of Ethan. About the characters the part that I didn’t like was that Charlie was blamed for half of the time and was not allowed to go outside his house due to the blaming and also when they found who the killer who was (the officer) he chased riley around and tried to keep it down using that method but the good part was his aunt was able to come and rescue him and lay down the charges on the killer. A part that I liked was that when riley entered Andes’s house and started inspecting the pictures that were taken on the water tower onto the rec center. That had a spark in me that it is going to open the crime even more. I would recommend this book with 4 stars because in the book its self it has a good pulling start and has a just ending and there are up and downs in the story which made it interesting for the reading
- M. A.

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