Books Children Reviews

Capture the Flag by Kate Messner

Dontcha love a book that references other books?  It’s the BEST!  Capture the Flag by Kate Messner does this and I love it.  One of the heroes in the story, carries around his Harry Potter collection and often quotes from them.  Like so:

The boy held up a copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, whose pages appeared to be on the verge of spilling out all over the terminal.  The cover was worn and torn, loved to death like Anna’s copy of Harriet the Spy.  The boy grinned.  “This one’s my favorite.”


To be sure, I have well-loved books like that too.  Not a feeling you can replicate with an electronic book.  Or can you?

Anyway, I was SO excited to share my review with you that I made a video!

Like to see it?


Do you have a fave well worn book? What is it?

Maybe Capture the Flag will be MINE!

I give this book 4 paws for positive multicultural characters in an interesting and totally believable setting.


16 replies on “Capture the Flag by Kate Messner”

PammyPam! I loved the video. And I love to read. And I love the Smithsonian! I have two well-worn books. The Holy Bible and the Godfather. You’d be surprised to find how many similarities lay in both.

Great review! I have too many well worn books to name, but this one definitely sounds like it’s worth checking out, too.

Being a native of the DC area, I am definitely intrigued in wanting to read this book. I just love your videos!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

So glad you loved Capture the Flag! I just came across your review & wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your video – thanks for sharing your love of books here!

I have two well worn books,the Holy Bible that I have been carrying around for 24 years and my Collected Poems of Langston Hughes my husband gave me as a gift ten years ago. A well worn book is a well loved book.

You areso good with vlogs. I love the excitement in your voice when you say “a poodle” 🙂

I am ashamed to admit tha I have not read the Harry Potter seris. Don’t stop followin me 🙁 LOL

LOVE your videos, Pam! My favorite book is Sula by Toni Morrison. I heard her read it on CD, and now I can “hear” the characters in her sultry tone. I also love “Their Eyes Were Watching God”.

interesting, i do not think I have ever read a book that referenced another book unless it was a old classic 🙂

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