This review is by Aditya:
The book Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans by Russell Ginns was very enjoyable. This book included a lot of interesting facts about things all over the world. The book is about a girl named Samantha whose uncle goes missing. The uncle left things behind for her family, but Samantha thinks that what she got is unfair. Her sister got a check for $2.4 billion dollars. Her brother Nipper got the New York Yankees. Samantha only got a rusty red umbrella that says, “Watch out for the RAIN”
Suddenly, Samantha notices some marks on the umbrella that lead her and her brother to many different places in the world. The names of the places are Dynamite, Paris, Baraboo, Duck, Zzyzx, Wagga Wagga, Wahoo, and Exit. They traveled around the world in a magtrain. Some of these places did make sense at first, but then they took a closer look at the names and they figured out what they meant.
While they are visiting all these places, there are ninjas trying to steal the umbrella. The ninjas trace Samantha and Nipper down by placing a chip on them so they can be located. Soon, Samantha figures out that the umbrella her uncle gave her is very precious. This umbrella leads her to some super-secret plans.
This book would be a very good read for kids from third to fifth grade who like suspense and mystery. In conclusion, this book was very enjoyable and I think it is going to be very popular in the future.