Score another good recommendation for my friend, Grace Campbell. When I told her I was choosing books from the library to take home and read over the summer, she said I should read The Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell . The title is misleading because there are actually many secrets in the story. What caused the lab accident that took Christina's mother? What is her dad so afraid of that he won't let her leave the house? Why is the head of the orphanage having the kids sort out plastic toys from the town's trash and even buying up all the toys from yard sales? He doesn't let them play with the toys, so what are they for? And what is zoom? The search for answers is difficult and dangerous, but Christina doesn't give up - and the ending surprises everyone in town.
If you like mysteries, adventure, inventions, or secrets - you should read this book. We have it in the library.
The author's website has information about all her books and a some details about Lynne herself.