Binny in Secret

Binny in Secret

Book - 2015 | First U.S. edition
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While getting bullied at school, twelve-year-old Binny investigates the disappearance of her brother's chicken and tries to save an endangered lynx.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781442482784
Branch Call Number: JF MCKAY-H
Characteristics: 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Player, Micah - Illustrator
Alternative Title: In secret


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Jun 21, 2017

In this Book2 of the Binny series, the kids are a year older. (I like that.) Binny is now 12, Clem turned 17, James turned 6. In Chapter 1, they are in their new little home in a small town names Cornwall -- starting their new schools the next day.

But the night after day1 of school, a storm rips the roof off their house. So, for a few months they must rent an old vacation house -- that's full of secrets about the kids who used to live there. I will remember the character named Clarry.

I loved this book -- the believable characters and dialog, the complex plot, the mix of comedy, caring, anger, sadness, and suspense -- even some poignant history. I think it rates 5⭐️ as a stand-alone novel. It's a good read for kids over 7, teens, and adults.
Happily, Book3 is already out, on order at my library.

martha_w Sep 04, 2016

Readers who enjoyed McKay's Casson family series, as well as Binny's first outing, will welcome this sequel. In typical Hilary McKay fashion, it's laugh-out-loud funny and full of warm and loveable characters. I love everything McKay writes -- please say that there are more Binny books on the way!


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