I love the fact that this book is written for middle school. At a time when children are growing and changing so fast, here is a book about individuality, special needs, and being normal.
I just hit the purchase button on Amazon. I can't for for this book to arrive so all of us can read it. I love a good mystery!
Here is the description from Amazon.
Sam's Top Secret Journal: Book One - We Spy
Sam’s Top Secret Journal – Book 1: Sam Spies by Sean Adelman Join Sam as she embarks on her first big adventure in this middle-grade mystery full of fun, suspense…and just the right amount of spying! Sam is a middle school girl living a normal life–except when she is occasionally bullied for the differences kids perceive in her. Sam has Down syndrome. But Sam is just like any of her friends. She likes to play basketball, perform in community plays, gossip about boys at lunchtime, and write about life in her top-secret journal. Plus, her Uncle Alex is coming home from Iraq soon, and with so much to do, there’s hardly time to dwell on anything except getting reading for his visit! But when curious occurrences start to disturb her community, Sam’s carefree life suddenly becomes dangerously serious. A shady man in a trench coat has stolen donuts from the bake sale, money is disappearing from donation jars at the farmer’s market, and worst of all, her friend Michael has gone missing and could be in real danger. Together with her gadget-savvy little brother, John, Sam is determined to solve Seattle’s most recent set of mysteries. With Sam’s big heart and John’s quick head, nothing can go wrong! …Right? With much more at stake than donuts, her adventures have only just begun! Sean Adelman is a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Seattle, Washington. Sean is an advocate for exceptional kids and enjoys his free time with his lovely wife, Susan, and his three children. When he’s not busy being a dad, surgeon, and author, he can be found running or playing classic rock and roll on his electric guitar.