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Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry - 9/10


When a family moves into an old New York apartment, it soon becomes clear to the three eldest children that their building is far from ordinary. Once owned by a mysterious and poetry-obsessed Mr. Post, this historic Manhattan building has a treasure hunt literally imbedded in its walls. With a large sum of money and jewels at stake, though, it is hard to know who can be trusted...


AGE RANGE INTERMEDIATE

Interest Level: ages 8+

Reading Level: ages 9+


THEMES

Mystery

Treasure Hunt

Dyslexia

Siblings

New York

Poetry

OVERALL RATING 9/10

Fun, perfect mystery, positive representation of dyslexia

Three children and an eighty year old woman running around New York searching for a long-lost treasure? Sounds like the perfect plot to me! I honestly loved this book so much - I actually read it in a single day. This is the kind of fun story that keeps a kid (or an adult) always turning to the next page - a perfect mystery. I also loved the positive representation of a dyslexic child - although I would have loved more diversity in other areas such as race/culture. Overall, I was very impressed with this book!

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