Gewirtz, Adina. Zebra Forest. Candlewick Press, 2013.
The premise of this book was interesting enough, and the story wasn't bad, but it moved rather slowly. I enjoyed the characters and the resolution, but I think children would find this book a difficult one to stay interested in. Considering that Annie, Rew, and their grandmother are being held hostage by a convict, the book should be more suspenseful, but it really isn't.
Recommended for: middle grade, strong readers
Red Flags: none, except the whole "prisoner holding people hostage" thing
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars.