The Secret of the Skeleton Key by Penny Warner

September 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Summary:  Using their code-breaking skills, four middle-schoolers solve the mystery of the eccentric man who draws stick figures on his second-floor bedroom window.

                                                                                                                                              Reviews:
The Secret of the Skeleton Key by Penny Warner is the first book of The Code Busters Club series. The book is about an interesting club of four members who like mysteries. Their club names are Lock&Key, Em-me, Kuel-Dude and CodeRed. Their real names are Quinn Kee, Maria Elena, Luke LaVeau and Dakota Jones. I liked the book because the chapters’ titles are in sign language. On the last page the titles are written in manuscript. Also at the back of the book there are the solved codes. They formed a club to solve mysteries and to make codes which they solve until Quinn’s creepy neighbor’s house burns down. The man in the house is an old man who the busters call “skeleton man.” Skeleton man’s will says he will donate $100,000 to the SPCA when he dies. His cousins want the will for some odd reason and that is the mystery.-Elliot

I really liked this book. It teaches you a lot of things. I learned American sign language. I earned different codes too. It was a really interesting book. I really liked how Mr. Skelton spied on Quinn and Cody and knowing that his cousin is a good-for-nothing-loser. This book is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing. If we take it off the list can I keep it? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.-Florencia

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