Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – Panic In Pittsburgh (Oct 18)

panic in pittsburgh largeFor my Friday meme combo this week I have chosen Panic In Pittsburgh by Roy MacGregor. It is the latest book in the very popular Screech Owls series and I received a free copy this week via Early Reviewers at LibraryThing. The following description is from the back cover:

The Owls have been invited to Pittsburgh to compete in the biggest hockey tournament ever to be played on outdoor ice. The open-air tournament is to be held in the massive Heinz Field arena, home of football’s mighty Pittsburgh Steelers.

But almost as soon as the tournament begins, Travis suffers a serious concussion, just like the injury that sidelined Penguins’ superstar Sidney Crosby. Travis is confined to his hotel room so his injured brain can recover. His memory is patchy, and he’s having some weird dreams. And when he stumbles upon an outrageous plot to steal hockey’s most coveted trophy, he can’t be sure if his mind is playing tricks or the danger is a terrible reality.

Now for this week’s excerpts:

book beginningsBook Beginnings is hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader, who invites anyone to join in, saying: ‘Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author. Leave a link to your post.  If you don’t have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.’

The beginning of Panic In Pittsburgh:

They were laughing at him, and Travis Lindsay knew it, and he knew why.

It’s never nice to be laughed at, so I wonder what is happening here. It’s not a bad beginning. I have started this book, so I do know why they were laughing.

Friday 56The Friday 56 is a book meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and the rules are as follows:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

It’s that simple.

From page 56 of Panic In Pittsburgh:

If Sarah hadn’t known better, she’d have thought Muck had set this up.

I haven’t got this far yet, so I’m not sure what is happening here. I’m hoping to read this over the weekend and plan to have a review up not long after that. This is the second Screech Owls book I’ve received through LibraryThing. Even though they are children’s books, they are still good stories and I enjoyed the other one, so I see no reason why I won’t enjoy this one as well.


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