Do you or your child like the old Scooby Doo cartoons? Malaya named their group WECU Inc. modeling it after the Scooby Doo group’s name ‘Mystery Inc.’ Kieran is enamored with ninjas. They band together with three neighborhood boys to investigate mysteries in the huge, old apartment building in which they live.
The WECU group really comes together after a success, discovering a serious crime. One of the boys recommends that the group enter an informal story-writing contest. This results in the second half of the book alternating between chapters with the group in ‘real life’ and chapters in which they develop a fantasy story with themselves as characters.
Reviews for the Book
I was really looking forward to this book as the follow-up of Lacy Pita: A.T.Y.P.I.C.A.L.G.I.R.L. This book did not disappoint. It was good to see Arthur again, but Malaya and Kieran were great standalone characters. Like the previous book, WECU features somewhat misfit characters who get along despite their differences. We see characters grow and find ways to fit in. I really love the kids working together to create a story together to enter a competition. I would like to see more of these characters. - Janelle
About the Author: Rick Stevens
I’ve been a psychology professor for three decades. I teach about how we perceive the world as well as how memory and attention work. Now that I am considering retirement, I’m writing for my own enjoyment, hopefully for others’, too. I’ve been writing about characters who are between 11 and 16 years old, but I’m hoping that adults will enjoy the stories, too.
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