Swindle, by Gordan Korman, is a really awesome mystery book about a boy named Griffin who finds a million dollar Babe Ruth baseball card in a condemned building. When he takes it to a mean collector, whose name happens to be Swindle, to find out how much it's worth to sell it, the collector rips him off and buys it for a hundred dollars. This book is really fun to read because it is exciting.
One way it is exciting is that Griffin and his friends have to steal the baseball card back from a house with a really high-tech security system. Another is that guarding the card are two really big attack guard dogs. Griffin comes up with a plan, and bribes his friends to help him with the money they'll get from the baseball card.
Not all goes as planned or expected, and that's what helps make this story interesting and exciting.
The author writes very humorously, and made me laugh a lot.
I highly, supremely recommend this book to everyone. Kids and adults will love this adventure filled book, or my name isn't Chewbaka!
Here is a link to The Official Gordan Korman Website. He wrote his first book when he was 12-years-old. That's gotta say something!
Swindle (Apple (Scholastic)): Gordon Korman: Books