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I am sorry it has taken me so long to finally read this one. I heard about it last year, and it has been on my to-read list but pushed back for way too long. I thoroughly enjoyed it! It has witty humor and a great mystery. The characters are rich and likable. If you have a child or student who enjoys mysteries or realistic fiction/adventure, this book is a winner! The main character, Moses, is a young female who was found floating down the river, and she is trying to solve the mystery of her missing mother when she stumbles upon a new mystery-a murder. Her best friend is a boy, so even boys would like this book (if they shy away from female main characters as some boys do). There are great twists, and it is completely clean and appropriate for older elementary kids.