Thursday, February 10, 2011

Swindle by Gordan Korman

4/5 Stars

Griffin plans to sleep over in an old mansion with his friends the night before it gets demolished. While he was exploring, Griffin found a baseball card of the great Babe Ruth! The next day he and his friends go to a pawn shop to find out how much it’s worth. The owner of the pawn shop quickly remembers its value and swindles the kids.

The next day, Griffin finds out on the news that the card is worth 2 million dollars. Realizing that he was cheated, Griffin thinks it’s up to him to steal it. The three of them come together and plan out a robbery. Not long after that, two of the Griffin’s enemies hear of his plan and want some of the money. Griffin now has to face: a vicious dog, and a state of the art security system. None of these will get in the way of Griffin.

They successfully steal the card, but none of them get the money. Why? Because the card belonged to the old woman in the mansion who died and was inherited by a lousy kid in their school. It’s not all bad – with all this attention, Griffin’s dad’s invention also becomes famous and in turn, everybody was happy.

Nanda D.

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