Three Keys (A Front Desk Novel)

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Fans of Front Desk will be delighted to read all about Mia’s next adventures at the Calivista Motel. Three Keys returns with my favorite heroine Mia, along with her supportive parents, her best friend Lupe, and the weeklies. This time not only do they have to keep the Calivista afloat financially, but business gets political this time. They will have to deal with the ramifications of Prop 187 should it become law. When Lupe gets separated from her parents due to their immigration status, will Mia be able to find a way to unite Lupe and her parents?

Set in 1994 and during a divisive time period where California is about to enact a law that will restrict the rights of undocumented immigrants, the events in the book are eerily familiar to what the US is going through today. Mia is such a wonderful character that you want to root for her every step of the way. She is eternally optimistic, and her sense of justice is inspiring. I highly recommend this book to fans of Front Desk or anyone who loves a good middle-grade YA book.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Scholastic Press
Publish Date
ISBN 9781338591385 Buy this Book
Issue November 2020
Category Tweens