Finding Mighty by Sheela Chari

Finding Mighty

Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla’s necklace and the disappearance of Peter’s brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it’s to...

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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:272 pages

Finding Mighty Reviews

  • Tim
    Dec 24, 2016

    New York sixth grader and Indian American Myla (no one can pronounce her actual name) dreams of being noticed…she’s short, and doesn’t see anything remarkable in herself. Mixed-race Peter just wants to hang out with his older brother Randall since their mother is busy (when she’s not nervous about something) and their father has been dead for years. Myla buys a necklace with an Om (Sanskrit letter) on it hoping it will draw attention, and a creepy guy tries to get it back from her. Peter’s broth

    New York sixth grader and Indian American Myla (no one can pronounce her actual name) dreams of being noticed…she’s short, and doesn’t see anything remarkable in herself. Mixed-race Peter just wants to hang out with his older brother Randall since their mother is busy (when she’s not nervous about something) and their father has been dead for years. Myla buys a necklace with an Om (Sanskrit letter) on it hoping it will draw attention, and a creepy guy tries to get it back from her. Peter’s brother vanishes…and then their mother insists they move AGAIN. Parallel mysteries narrated by the two main characters intersect as the two meet and (slowly) learn to trust each other.

    What does the Om necklace have to do with the graffiti Om tags appearing around New York & suburbs? How does that tie in to Randall’s disappearance? And does any of this have anything to do with Peter’s father’s death or the diamonds his grandmother is reported to have helped to steal? Sheela Chari’s second mystery is as intriguing as her Edgar-award nominated first mystery Vanished. Very realistic, intelligent, urban middle-classed tween characters people (and solve) this page-turning mystery. Well worth every young mystery reader’s time.

  • Gina
    Jan 07, 2017

    I REALLY loved this book!! I'm so excited for it to be released and urge readers of every age to fall in love with these characters and story.

  • Laura
    May 16, 2017

    Is parkour still a thing? I mean, when I mention it to students (from all over, and over a period of years) no one seems to know what it is in the same way they know about skateboarding or tagging. Anyway... If the adults in this book were paying just a little bit more attention, none of the suspense would have been possible, so here's to oblivious adults! Also missing from Myla and Peter's lives? Explanation. Some of the coincidences required too much suspension of disbelief for me, but I suspe

    Is parkour still a thing? I mean, when I mention it to students (from all over, and over a period of years) no one seems to know what it is in the same way they know about skateboarding or tagging. Anyway... If the adults in this book were paying just a little bit more attention, none of the suspense would have been possible, so here's to oblivious adults! Also missing from Myla and Peter's lives? Explanation. Some of the coincidences required too much suspension of disbelief for me, but I suspect middle grade readers won't have a problem with that.

  • Michelle Kidwell
    Feb 27, 2017

    Finding Mighty

    by Sheela Chari

    ABRAMS Kids

    Amulet Books

    Middle Grade, Children's Fiction

    Pub Date 30 May 2017

    Archive Date 30 Apr 2017I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Finding Mighty through the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

    The story revolves around Twelve year old's Myla and Peter and Peter's brother Randall.  The beginning of that Summer Peter and Randall's Mom bought them a pair of Air Jordan's.

    One day Myra's necklace goes missing, is there a conn

    Finding Mighty

    by Sheela Chari

    ABRAMS Kids

    Amulet Books

    Middle Grade, Children's Fiction

    Pub Date 30 May 2017

    Archive Date 30 Apr 2017I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Finding Mighty through the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

    The story revolves around Twelve year old's Myla and Peter and Peter's brother Randall.  The beginning of that Summer Peter and Randall's Mom bought them a pair of Air Jordan's.

    One day Myra's necklace goes missing, is there a connection to the missing necklace and Peter's missing brother.

    Randall leaves clues for his brothers but those clues lead into a world of Grafitti, tags and even gangs.

    Will Peter find out what happened to Randall?  Find out in Finding Mighty.

    Five out of five stars.

    Happy Reading

  • Lessa
    Mar 19, 2017

    A great mystery for middle grade readers featuring interesting, flawed, and lovable diverse characters!

  • Stephanie
    Apr 15, 2017

    This book is SO SO SO good!

    I absolutely loved Sheela Chari's first MG mystery,

    , but this is even a step up from that in complexity and depth: an utterly thrilling MG suspense novel that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout (there was one point when I had to set it down for a moment and take a breath because I was feeling REALLY tense with nerves for the characters!) that also has utterly wonderful, deep characterization and vivid, compelling voices for both of the alternating PoV

    This book is SO SO SO good!

    I absolutely loved Sheela Chari's first MG mystery,

    , but this is even a step up from that in complexity and depth: an utterly thrilling MG suspense novel that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout (there was one point when I had to set it down for a moment and take a breath because I was feeling REALLY tense with nerves for the characters!) that also has utterly wonderful, deep characterization and vivid, compelling voices for both of the alternating PoV characters, Myla and Peter. There's so much deep, lovely stuff in here about family and friendship - and it's also just incredibly exciting and full of Parkour and danger and awesomeness!

    I read an e-ARC of this but will definitely be buying a copy for my kids to read when they're old enough. DEFINITELY worth pre-ordering this one, guys - and if you haven't read

    yet, now would be a great moment! :)

  • Sarah
    May 13, 2017

    Missing diamonds, graffiti, parkour & middle schoolers caught in the middle of it all. What more could you want?

  • Victoria Peipert
    Jun 04, 2017

    There are so many things I loved about this book. So here's the list!

    1. The diverse characters. This story built on a variety of diverse characters. Tag artists, an Indian family, a mixed-race single mother with two boys. I could keep going! What's better is that these characters were built not just added to element. Their backgrounds and elements of their cultures were woven throughout the story making these characters very dimensional and fascinating.

    2. The adventurous storyline. I love a YA

    There are so many things I loved about this book. So here's the list!

    1. The diverse characters. This story built on a variety of diverse characters. Tag artists, an Indian family, a mixed-race single mother with two boys. I could keep going! What's better is that these characters were built not just added to element. Their backgrounds and elements of their cultures were woven throughout the story making these characters very dimensional and fascinating.

    2. The adventurous storyline. I love a YA novel with adventure and mystery and this book does it! It builds in ways I didn't anticipate and ended in a way I never would have expected either. While it's definitely on the more dramatic side (i.e. a teen searching for diamonds his father hid before he died) it's a fun adventure that the reader gets to take along with the characters.

    3. There were true historical/geographical elements built into the story! The author took time to research the history around Dobbs Ferry and the aqueducts in the area. This was a great way to build a real landscape around the story and add interesting historical facts for young readers.

    Overall, I highly recommend this book!!

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