L.A. Detective – reviewed by students at St Patrick Institute, Argentina

L.A. Detective

by Philip Prowse

Reviewed by Agustin Tur (11 years old)

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My teacher chose the book for us. I thought it was about a crime in a house and the detective investigeted the crime.

I liked when Frank hited Len because he carried Len to Mr. Blane. But I didn´t like the end because Mr. Blane and Frank go to the police station. My favourite characters are Lenny and Mr Blane because they appear so many times.

After reading  the book I felt very disappointed because I don´t like the end of the book because I wanted that Frank betrayed Mr. Blane.I think that the author made a good work but for the end, that is the only thing I´d change because I think it is boring.

Lenny Samuel is a detective, he is in San Francisco he isn´t very busy. Lenny is in his office, he is drinking coffee, he isn´t working.

Frank comes into the office, he´s a very bad man; Mr. Blane wants to speak to Len but Len doesn´t like Frank and he doesn´t want  to go with Mr. Blane. So Frank hits Len with his gun in Len´s head, Lenny falls down.

When Len wakes up he is in Mr. Blane´s house. Mr. Blane is fat and a bad man. He wants Len to help him to find his daughter, Carmen. Mr. Blane gives Len a letter it says: Give us $ 100.000 and we´ll give you Carmen back. Mr. Blane pays Len $1.000, he doesn´t want to help Mr. Blane but he wants to help his daugther.

Len goes to the bus station with frank. They meet Carmen and the young ones. Frank gives the money to the young ones and he hits Frank. Carmen bites Len´s finger and runs away, Len follows them.

Carmen and the young ones are in a school for poor children. It´s Saturday. Carmen tells Len that the money is for the school and gives Len some papers. They show that Mr. Blane and Frank are criminals.

It´s Friday, Mr. Blane and Frank are in the police Station in Los angeles, they are in prision. Len feels tired and happy because Mr. Blane and Frank are in prision.

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L.A. Detective

by Philip Prowse

Reviewed by Valentina Agotegaray  (10 years old)

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My teacher chose the book. I thought this was about adventures and crimes and the detective invetigated the crimes. I liked when Carmen built the school for poor children because she helped the children. I didn´t like when Len introduce himself because is boring. My favourite character is Len because he´s a good person and my least favourite characters are Mr. Blane and Frank because they are bad people.

In my opinion the book is very interesting. I think that the author made a good work. I wouldn´t change anything.

Lenny Samuel is a detective, he works in his office. He is in his office but he isn´t working when Frank comes into, he´s got a gun because Mr. Blane wants to speak to Len but Len doesn´t want to go to Mr.Blane. Len doesn´t like Frank or Mr Blane. Frank hits len with his gun and Len falls down.

When Len wakes up he is in Mr. Blane´s house. Mr. Blane is fat, rich and a bad man. He wants Len to help him. Mr. Blane gives Len a photo and a letter. It says give us $100.000 and we give you Carmen back. Carmen is a good person, beautiful and thin. Carmen is Mr. Blane´s daughter. Mr. Blane gives Len $1.000. He wants to help Mr. Blane.

Len and Frank go to the bus station. They meet the young ones and Carmen. They boy hits Frank and Carmen bites Len. The boy and Carmen run away by bus to San Francisco. Len follows them in his car.On Thursday Len arrives at a school for poor children.

Carmen tells Len “the money is for the school” and she gives Len some papers, they show that Mr.Blane and Frank are criminals. Len tells Carmen “don´t worry you´ll be fine”

On Friday Len is on the police station in Los Angeles. The police take Mr. Blane and Frank to prision. Len is tired but happy to help people.

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L.A. Detective

by Philip Prowse

Reviewed by Juan Pablo Calderón (10 years old)

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My teacher chose the book. I thought that the book was about a crime and the detective made the investigation. I liked when the young man fight against Frank because of the money but I didn´t like when Frank and Mr. Blane went to prision because it is boring. My favourite characters are Len Samuel and Mr Blane.

I felt disappointed because I didn´t like the end of the book. I think that the author made a good work but for the end. I´d change the end, I´d write that Frank runs away and that Mr. Blane dies.

Lenny Samuel is a detective, his friends call him Len. He works in Los Angeles. Lenny is in his office, he is sitting, drinking coffee and waiting because he has no work this day. Frank comes into the office, he´s about forty years old. Frank worrks for Mr. Blane, Frank has got a gun in his hand. Len doesn´t like Frank, he doesn´t want to go to Mr. Blane´s house. Frank hits Len with the gun on Lenny´s head and he falls down.

Len wakes up  in Mr Blane´s house. He is a rich and bad man. He wants Len to help him and he gives Len a letter in which says “Carmen is our prisioner, we want $100.000, give us the money then Carmen will go home. Carmen is Mr. Blane´s daughter, she´s got drark ,long hair  and blue eyes, she´s beautiful. Mr. Blane wants Len to take his daughter with him and he´s going to pay Len $1.000. Len doesn´t want Mr. Blane´s money but he will help Carmen.

Len and Frank are at the bus station. Len and Frank meet Carmen and the young ones. Frank gives the money to the young man, he hits Frank in his face and carmen bites Len in his finger.

Carmen and the boy run away to San Francisco and Len follows him in his car. They arrive at “The young ones´school” foo poor children on Thursday. Carmen tells Len “I´m happy in the school and the money is for it”. She gives him some papers, they show that Mr. Blane and Frank are criminals. Len tell Carmen “don´t worry I´ll give the papers to the police”.

It´s Friday, Len is in the police station in Los Angeles. The police take Frank and Mr Blane to prision. Len is tired but happy because he helps people. He´s a L.A detective.

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L.A. Detective

by Philip Prowse

Reviewed by Ignacio Lazaro

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My teacher chose the book. I thougth it was about a killer in a house. I liked when Frank hits Len because I like fightings but I didn´t like when Carmen gives Len some papers.  My favourite characters are Lenny Samuel, Frank and the young man and my least favourite are Carmen and Mr. Blane because they don´t appear so many times. I think that the author didn´t do a good work. I´d change some of the characters as Carmen and Mr. Blane. I felt sad because I thought it was about a killer in a house.

Lenny Samuel is a detective. He´s in his office, he´s sitting, he isn´t working. Frank comes into his office, Len doesn´t want to go with him, Frank hits Len with his gun. When Len wakes up, he´s in Mr. Blane´s house. He´s very rich and a very bad man. He wants to find his daughter, he gives Len a photo and a letter, “the young ones” want $100.000 and they´ll liberate Carmen. She´s Mr. Blane´s daughter, she´s eighteen, she´s got long, dark hair and blue eyes.

Len and Frank go to the Bus station. They meet Carmen and the young ones. The boy hits Frank and Carmen bites Len. They run away and Len follows them. On Thursday Carmen and the boy arrive at San Francisco at school for poor children.

Carmen tells Len “ the money is for the school” and she gives him some papers which show that Mr. Blane and Frank are criminals. It´s Friday, len is in the police station in Los Angeles. Mr. Blane and Frank go to prison. Len feels happy but tired.

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L.A. Detective

by Philip Prowse

Reviewed by Fernando Taiell kilgelman  (10 years old)

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My teacher chose the book. Ithought it was about a crime and the detective investigated it. I like when Frank hit Len because I like fightings but I didn´t like when Frank kidnaps Len because he doesn´t want to go to Mr Blane´s house. I felt sad because I didn´t like the story because I thought it was about a murder but I thought that the author made a good work.

Lenny Samuel is a detective, he works in Los Angeles, he´s in his office he´s sitting, he isn´t working. Frank comes into the office with a gun. “Mr Blane wants to speak to you” he says. Len doesn´t like Frank, he doesn´t want to go to Mr Blane. Frank hits Len on his head and Len falls down. When he wakes up he is on a chair in Mr Blane´s house.

Mr Blane is fat and a bad man. He wants Lenny to work with him. Mr Blane gives Len a letter, it says that Carmen is a prisoner. She´s Mr Blane´s daughter. She´s slim and beautiful. Mr Blane pays Len $1.000 and Len wants to help him.

Len goes to the bus station Frank is with him. They meet Carmen and the young ones. Firank gives the young man the money, the boy hits Frank on his face and Carmen bites Len on his finger. Carmen and the boy get the bus, it´s going to San Francisco, Len follows Carmen in his car.

Carmen, the boy and Len arrive at San Francisco at school for poor children. “ the money is for the poor children Carmen tells Len and gives him some papers that shows that Mr Blane and Frank are criminals.

It´s Friday and Len is in Los Angeles at the police station. The police take Mr Blane and Frank to prison. Len feels happy for helping people and tired because he has an exciting job.

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L.A. Detective

by Philip Prowse

Marcos Leonel Decaillet (11 years old)

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My teacher chose the book. I thought it was about a murder in a flat and the police invetigated it. I liked when the young man hits Frank because I like fightings but I didn´t like when Mr Blane and frank go to prison because I´d like they were free. My favourite characters are Lenny Samuel and Frank.

Lenny Samuel is a detective. He works in Los Angeles. He´s in his office, he´s sitting, he isn´t working. Frank comes into the office, he´s got a gun. “Mr Blane wants to speak to you” he says.Len doesn´t like Frank, he doesn´t want to go to Mr Blane. Frank hits Len on his head, Len falls down. When Len wakes up he is in Mr Blane´s house. Mr Blane is fat and a bad man. He wants Lenny to work with him. Mr Blane gives Len a letter which says that Carmen is a prisoner. Carmen is Mr Blane´s daughter, she´s big and slim. Mr Blane pays Len $1.000 and Len wants to help him.

Len and Frank go to the bus station they meet Carmen and the young man. Frank gives the young man the money. The boy hits Frank and Carmen bites Len in his finger and they run away. Len follows them. They arrive at a shool for poor children in San Francisco on Thursday.

Carmen tells Len “the money is for the poor children” and she gives him some papers that show that her dad and Frank are criminals. Len tells Carmen “don´t worry and stay here”.

It´s Friday, Len is in the police sation in Los Angeles. Mr Blane and Frank are in prison. Len feels happy because he helps people.