fiction mystery young adult lighthearted mysterious fast-paced

256 pages | first published 2000

Description

They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle...
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Community Reviews

summary of 3610 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

adventurous 96%
mysterious 44%
tense 32%
lighthearted 18%
funny 10%
challenging 7%
dark 6%
relaxing 3%
emotional 1%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

fast 83%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 58% | A mix: 32% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

No: 54% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 73% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.69