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Fiction Ages 10-14
Pages: 128
Themes: mystery, water parks, friendship
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/10/2010
Lexile Level: HL510L
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
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Clay would much rather work as a lifeguard at the beach than at Safari Splash, the new water park in town. He's certain the summer will drag along, despite his position at the Boa, the park's fastest slide. The summer job starts to get interesting when he learns that someone has been wandering the park in a lynx costume, scaring the staff. When forty thousand dollars is stolen from the till, and his friends are under suspicion for the theft, boring is starting to look good. But Clay is certain that the mask and the thefts are connected, and he's determined to solve the crime.

Resource Links - October 1, 2010
"A delightful mystery that offers readers sympathetic characters that are relatable and realistic...This story will thrill its readers with its twists and unexpected ending."

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Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2010 | Commended

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