Sunday, February 9, 2014
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
Teddy sneaks into the autopsy. He hears Doc explain there are holes in Henry's intestines which has led to peritonitis and his death. "The possibility that Henry had been murdered alarmed me - though I have to admit, there was something exciting about it too."
Now the race is on to find the murderer. Teddy teams up with the daughter of the zoo owner - Summer McCracken, but as the stakes get higher it seems Teddy himself might be the next victim.
Belly up is a thrilling story full of danger, crime and twists you could never anticipate. There is a scene near the end involving the carnivores which made my hair stand on end. At the same time there are some very funny moments in this book too - one involving the body of Henry, a crane and hundreds of funeral spectators.
If you enjoy Belly Up you might also enjoy books by Carl Hiaasen. Here is a review by Mr K. Here are some questions you could use if you read this book to a class.