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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman – Review by Jennie Bechtel

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rocky takes us on another investigative adventure in Spooked by a Suspicion, by Risa Nyman. In this sequel to Swallowed by a Secret, Rocky, a teen transitioning from middle school to high school, enlists the help of his friend, Olive, to prove his mother’s new fiancé, Ted, is ruining Rocky’s life. After his mother announces plans to marry Ted, Rocky suffers a series of unfortunate events. Those events, combined with Ted’s creepy appearance, convince Rocky that Ted is trying to sabotage him. While building the case against Ted, Rocky learns sometimes people aren’t who they appear to be. I was held captive by this story as Rocky built his case against Ted. Nyman’s writing made me want to keep reading to discover what Ted had in store next for Rocky. Although this book is a sequel, it can be read and enjoyed without needing to read book number one. Even though it is written for middle school students, I found this book enjoyable as an adult.

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoy the way the author crafts her stories. This is definitely written a way to be easily followed by younger readers and as such will draw them in quickly. The story kept a good pace and kept you guessing as to how things would progress. If you have a young adult in your home that enjoys mysteries this book is one i think they would enjoy.

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman – Review by Stephanie Nicole

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman really hit home for me. Being a girl that had a lot of family changes Ms. Nyman really got all of the details right on the nose. So many emotions in this book that if you have ever felt any of them it will instantly make you feel drawn to the book, and make it that much more realistic. Her characters are well developed, her word building skills are fantastic, and although this is book two it can be read as a stand-alone. However I will be going back to read book one and you should too.

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman. This is the second book about Rocky after his dad’s suicide. Going from Middle School to High school is hard enough but add dealing with the death of your dad by suicide and now your Mom is wanting to get married to a guy,Ted,you don’t like or trust. Now Rocky is getting accused of stealing. He feels like his whole world is falling apart. The one bright spot in his life is Olive his girlfriend. Rocky is determined to stop the wedding with Olive’s help. When strange things start to happen Rocky thinks Ted is using evil powers to make them occur. He’s convinced that Ted is only going to ruin his Mom’s life so he wants to get rid of him and expose him for who and what he really is. Will Rocky and Olive be able to figure it out before its too late? This is the 2nd book in the series but it can be read as a standalone.

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman – Review by Chrissy Spulak

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spooked by a Suspicion by Risa Nyman is the second book following Rocky after his father’s suicide. In this installment, Rocky’s mother has decided to remarry a man by the name of Ted. Rocky, however, has other plans. He doesn’t very much like Ted, and he is determined to stop the wedding. With the help of Olive, his girlfriend, Rocky dodges bad luck on his mission to keep his mother from making a huge mistake. Much like the first book, young readers will be engaged by the characters of Rocky and Olive, and all the situations they come up against. I give this book 5 stars because I was, once again, swept away and could not stop reading until I was finished. A highly enjoyable read.

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman – Review by Amanda Glaspie

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spook by a Suspicion by Risa Nyman was a great read that showed kids not to judge a book by its cover. This is the second installment following Rocky and his many life changes. Rocky, Olive, Max and their new friend Madison are now in eight grade getting ready for high school when once again, Rocky is thrown a curve ball; Rocky’s mom has announced she is getting married to Ted. Rocky, and his over active imagination once again starts to create stories in his head. Risa does a great job going through a teenagers thoughts and how they can run amuck when you don’t have the full story. She did a great job showing what consequences making assumptions and quick judgements can have. AftSPOOKED BY A SUSPICION, Risa Nyman, Review, Itsy Bitsy Book Bits, Kids, Familyer Rocky is thrust into the same position he is putting Ted in, he sees what is going on. Such a great read for young teens and preteens. Once again, Risa Nyman puts together a successful entertaining book with a great lesson.

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman – Review by Cindy Rushin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This novel by Risa Nyman was a n enjoyable read. Any child facing a parent getting remarried will relate to Rocky’s struggle to accept the new person in his mom’s life. Rocky’s adventures as he tries to stop the marriage were funny. I enjoyed reading Risa Nyman’s novel and look forward to reading more from her.

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this  book. I read this as a standalone and it didn’t detract from the story. I was able to get fully captivated by the story without reading the first book.

We are back in Rocky’s life. After losing his dad, his life is set for a big change again when Rocky’s mum informs him she is getting remarried to Ted.
Rocky instantly has a dislike to Ted and when suspicious things start to happen Rocky is adamant that Ted is behind it all.

When Rocky leaves for summer camp he is accused of stealing. Once again Rocky believes Ted is behind this. With the help of his friend Olive Rocky now needs to find out what Ted is hiding, why is he causing problems in Rockys life and why he is framing Rocky for stealing.
However is Ted behind all this, Rocky needs to find out to save his reputation.

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Spooked by a Suspicion by Risa Nyman – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rocky and his girlfriend Olive are back and Rocky is awoken one day by a smell which can only mean a special breakfast is being prepared, but he is not sure why, that is until his mum announces that she is going to get married to a guy called Ted, this is news to Rocky, but it is not welcome news in the slightest. His mind is whirling as he thinks about this momentous news, he has seen Ted around the house a lot, with his eyebrows which are constantly on the move, a beard that looks more like it should be on the devil himself and black beady eyes which scream suspicious behaviour, but he thought it was just work related and as if that isn’t enough, she announces that he is coming to watch Rocky’s football game that day too. Rocky is stunned and upset by this turn of events and believes that one big life change is enough for one kid and he has already had that, so why has he got to have another one?

Rocky immediately talks to Olive about the situation and what he can do to stop it, she gives him some ideas and Rocky starts working on his sleuthing prowess immediately, well, after he has played in the football game anyway. As they head to the game, Ted peppers Rocky with questions about football as he knows nothing about it, but as he plays, Ted shouts something from the bleachers and then it comes true, but this makes Rocky even more suspicious and angry that it causes them to lose the game. As the next few days progress, things keep happening to Rocky which coordinate with Ted saying something related to it before it happens, it is after one of these events during an award assembly as school, his teacher mentions that there is a letter for his mum in with his award, it turns out that it is an invitation to attend a creative writing camp over summer, but it is at the same time as soccer camp, which is way more important, unfortunately, Rocky is unable to attend the soccer camp and ends up going to the creative writing one in the end anyway and he is now convinced that it is Ted causing all the issues with his evil magical powers.

When Rocky’s mum tells him that although she is proud, she will miss Rocky terribly, so arranges to go with him, as does Ted, but plans change and it is only Ted and Rocky who go, but things do not go smoothly and Rocky is again in trouble, but will he be able to prove his innocence and convince everyone that he didn’t steal anything from anyone, or will things just go from bad to worse when he bumps into an old hermit living alone in the woods near the summer camp and will Rocky and Olive be able to prove his suspicions about Ted and stop the marriage between him and his mum? This is another fast paced mystery for all ages where suspicions are raised and secrets are all around, as events play out and things are uncertain for everyone involved.

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman – Review by Karen Pearman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Apparently, this is the second book in a series by this author. I wasn’t aware that there was a first book, but I do plan to go back and read it as well. I don’t believe it is necessary to read the first book however I think that it could add some insight and the back story of the characters. Considering this is geared towards the middle school age readers, I found that as an adult I was also able to relate to this on many different levels. From being the child of a single mom to an adult with no children I can see how the main character was able to grow and develop while also experiencing the family dynamic issues that he did. It’s extremely relatable and I feel like all kids should read this book. Especially all the children of divorced parents because they will also relate to the return of a parent dating after divorce. It’s a great book.

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