John Feinstein’s Vanishing Act is a mystery novel. Stevie Thomas and his friend Stevie are thirteen year old sports reporters and writers. Stevie was the assisstant of someone nameed Bobby Kelleher. They went to the U.S. Open for tennis, and soon they would get one of the most miraculous stories in tennis history. Nadia Symanova, a Russian tennis player, is Stevie’s favorite girl player. When he, Susan Carol, Bobby Kelleher, and some other people were at the match waiting for Symanova to come out, they didn’t see her. They were wondering what was taking so long, and soon they saw security gaurds surrounding the person who was supposed to be the one playing Symanova. What was going on? Later they found out that Nadia Symanova had been kidnapped. Now Stevie’s time and all of his friends’ time at the U.S. Open bacame a place to solve one of the greatest mysteries in tennis. This book’s theme is bravery.
John Feinstein achieved his purpose in writing this book. He kept the events going, keeping the reader’s attention. He clearly states that the theme is bravery. He got his message across with a good mystery with a twist at the end. I found this book, along with the book I read before this one, interesting. Some parts of this book were more interesting than others, and I found myself that I’d already read so many pages. I enjoy mysteries such as this one, especially when the author makes the ending very unexpected.
I would recommend this novel to people who like mysteries or sports mysteries. The book ends with a twist and gathers all the information from before to conclude that. Also, it keeps the reader’s attention with various exciting parts in it, and it just keeps wanting you to read more. You never know what’s going to happen next. Another reason why Iwould recommend this book is because it has a good theme. It shows that you can accomplish what you set your mind to do.