Fourteen year old Kari had hoped a trip to Scotland would be just the thing to take her friend Lucas’s
mind from her ridiculous infatuation with Josh, the boy Kari refers to as Mr. Makes Me Want to Gag.
But so far her plan has not worked. Neither the street performers in the picturesque Edinburgh, nor
meeting Seneca Crane, the talented teenage pianist who is fast becoming their friend, has stopped Lucas
from sighing, spacing out and talking non-stop about her crush. And Kari is starting to think their
friendship will not survive the summer.
But when, in their search for Seneca who has been kidnapped and taken to an island off the eastern coast
of Scotland, they meet Robbie, Kari starts to understand Lucas’s obsession. Robbie has curly, sandy hair,
gray eyes and the cutest accent Kari has ever heard, and says things like ‘lovely’ when referring to the
castle where the friends suspect Seneca is being held captive.
Even better, Robbie has a twin brother, almost as cute as him, and, upon seeing him, Lucas has finally
stopped moping over Josh.
Unfortunately, flirting is the last thing in their 'to do' list as they have a friend to rescue. And
they must do it soon because the kidnappers are moving Seneca in the morning.
Kari and Lucas have a plan to get Seneca out of the castle. But when a storm, which Robbie told them
wouldn’t come until midnight, closes in as they attempt the rescue, the twins may be all that stand
between success and disaster. But can the twins be trusted? And most importantly for Kari, will Lucas
realize that Josh is not the only boy for her?
In Rescuing Seneca Crane, Susan Runholt has again created a fast paced mystery with realistic
characters that are caring and sympathetic and still daringly immature as fourteen years old would be.
An exciting adventure for the young and young at heart.