Greetings From Witness Protection!

Written by Jake Burt

I have to admit that in today’s world I am tired of true to life (blood, guts and war) and would just like a comfy read. This book started out that way. A family is thrust into “witness protection.” Nicki is a street wise girl that hopes to find a nice foster family, but is instead asked to act like she is part of the family in witness protection. The characters are almost too kind to each other to be real, but I wanted them to be that way. I felt like cheering for Nicki from the start. It makes a heartwarming read. The situations are exciting and scary. The writing is not too wordy or too dull. I like the easy way the author describes everything without going overboard. I found myself not wanting to come to the scary part because I loved hearing how they work through each crisis and forgive each other. The parents talk to the children like adults. It is almost the perfect family by the end. Each chapter is prefaced with a cryptic message that the reader can easily decipher. This adds a bit of intense fear as you wonder if or when the family is going to be found by the “bad guy.” I liked it and would suggest it would be interesting to students from 3rd grade to 7th grade.

Review by Sue Woods, Cottonwood Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-7

Greetings From Witness Protection!
Written by Jake Burt
Feiwel and Friends
359 pages
Release Date: October 3, 2017
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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