A Review by Matthew C.
Swindle by Gordon Korman is about a boy named Griffin (AKA The Man with the Plan) who plans a night at a decrepit old house with his friends but finds that they all were “busy.” When no one shows up, he goes exploring as his shrimpy accomplice Ben sleeps (later found to be a sickness). He finds a rare baseball card worth a lot of money. He turns it in a store but quickly finds it’s worth was lower than his hopes. Later he sees the storeowner on TV with his baseball card claiming it was worth over a million dollars. Being the man with the plan, he puts together a team of allies and one enemy to side step the obtacles including a high tech security system and take back the card.I enjoy this book because of its ability to create a very solid image in my mind and its funny humor. I recommend this book to Gordan Korman fans. My favorite part was taking back the card. This book has received many praises. I give it a two thumbs up.