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The Leak by Kate Reed Petty and Andrea Bell - 9/10


Journalism has always been one of 12 year old Ruth's passions. Each week she posts articles about local happenings on her own newsletter. When Ruth discovers a mysterious, oily substance by the lake, things get more intense. At first, no one will take her seriously enough for her to report on it... and then, once the adults realize how serious it is, no one will leave her alone! Between this complex news story and drama at school, how will Ruth manage it all?


AGE RANGE INTERMEDIATE

Interest Level: ages 11+

Reading Level: ages 8+


THEMES

Journalism

Writing

School

Drama

Romance

Crush

Environmentalism

Reporter


OVERALL RATING 9/10

Good themes, great and relatable characters

I don't often read graphic novels, but I loved this one! The themes were so important, and the characters felt so real. This book portrays so well the feeling of helplessness that kids have when no one will listen - something that is relatable for most young people. Though a bit predictable at times, the story kept me engaged and always eager to turn the next page. I would definitely recommend this one!


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