Mo LoBeau is one of those fierce, brash, occasionally wrong-headed, middle grade characters who make a little rainy day reading a treat. She lives in a cozy community of people who love her fiercely despite her faults, along with a few more who are a bit shifty, vinegar-ish, or cranky. There’s always something going on.
In her previous adventures (Three Times Lucky, The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, and The Odds of Getting Even), she was solving mysteries with the Desperado Detectives and spending a lot of time thinking about her Upstream Mother, the one who attached newborn Mo to something floaty during a massive storm. Fortunately for her, Miss Lana and the Colonel came across her and made a home for her in Tupelo Landing.
This time, there’s a pirate treasure to be found, some matchmaking to do, and adventures galore. (Do you often use the word “galore”? Really, today’s discourse is lacking without it.) This one isn’t a heavy read or one loaded with social issues or especially deep thoughts. But that’s ok. You might just need a break from the real world, and this could be the perfect pirate treasure chest to crack open.
The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage