Swindle – Realistic Fiction   Leave a comment

SWINDLE is about a boy named Griffin Bing who finds a lost forgotten baseball card of the great, “Babe Ruth” when he is having a lookout at night. At first, Griffin just looks at it and thinks, “Wow, an old baseball card, worth completely nothing to me.” But as the story goes on, the card becomes much more valuable then he thinks. So he goes to a old antique shop to trade his card for some money, but the store keeper (NAME: S. Wendell Palomino, how IRONIC…) insists that the card is worth almost nothing. He gives griffin a small amount of money, and Griffin is happy. But then soon finds out that the baseball card is worth MILLIONS!!! So he hires a group of friends with their own little special talent to track down this store keeper and steal back his prize possession. Oh no! Griffin Bing has been SWINDLED! (Swindled; to cheat, steal, trick, deceive, defraud, lie, rob, con, back stab, obtain dishonestly…… Get it?)

This book was written by the author: Gordon Korman

I would rate this book:    

Copyright Date of book: 2008

Questions to the author:

1. If you were to write a sequal, what would you write about next? Would the characters be the same? Will Griffin Bing’s family be rich this time?

2. Where did you get the idea of a story where a boy and a group of friends, try to obtain a long lost baseball card?

Connections: I cannot relate this to another book but I can relate it to a movie I’ve watched. The movie is called, “Home Alone” and its about a little boy as well who pulls mny pranks and has evil plans. The similairity is that the two boys are both potential spies. They have the ability to hack into computers and read blueprints etc.


Posted April 4, 2011 by Kai Toews in Book Critics, Humanities

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