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Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.458608
In this exciting and action-packed adventure by an award-winning author, a young girl discovers her secret ancient bloodline. The fate of her family, and the world, may rest in her hands...

Cassie Arroyo, an American studying in Rome, has her world ripped apart when someone tries to kill her father, an art history professor at an Italian university. Is she their next target?

Cassie sets out to uncover what is happening, only to learn that she is a member of an ancient bloodline that enables her to use the Spear of Destiny--a legendary object that can alter the future. Now running from a secret organization intent on killing those from her bloodline, Cassie must--with the help of some friends--decipher the clues that will lead her to the Spear.

Christina Diaz Gonzalez has created a fast-paced thrill-ride of a book, rich with riddles and myth, that young readers will not want to put down.

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on August 25, 2015 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545773180
ISBN-13: 9780545773188
2 Book Reviews
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  • happypug12
    happypug12Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:20 am22 stars
    Before I say anything else about this book, I just want to say it was a decent read. Honestly, I've read worse books, but I definitely had a lot of problems with this one. First of all, I felt that the description was misleading. Where are the thrilling, heart-in-your-throat chases and adventure and fate and great evil I was promised? I didn't even feel compelled to root for the main characters. The book itself felt very forced, passive, and bland. The concept is great but the execution fell flat. I didn't get ANY sense of the peril they were in, and there were hardly ANY cliffhangers that might have helped keep me at least a tiny bit intrigued. The only part of Moving Target that I enjoyed was the last chapter, which made me wonder what would happen to poor Cassie and Asher, but that was about it. Hopefully the second book will be a lot better in comparison to this one. Overall I recommend this to anyone, as it is very mild on violence and there is no bad language.
    • roku
      rokuWednesday, December 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm
      i want to read it