Hit and Run

From the Series Mike & Riel Mysteries

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Fifteen-year-old Mike McGill has lived with his Uncle Billy since his mother’s death. Only ten years older than Mike, Billy loves to party, and he doesn’t pay much attention when Mike starts getting in trouble. But nothing gets by Mike’s history teacher, an ex-cop named Riel—especially not long-hidden information about Mike’s mother. Her death might not have been an accident after all!

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 240
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.5
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS YAF042000, YAF001000, YAF029000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 630
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 69280
Accelerated Reader® Points 8.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


Library Media Connection

“As one of the rare cases of a foster child serving as protagonist, the series… can also serve as a basis for discussing what it means to lose a parent.” —Library Media Connection


“[A] gritty first-person narrative that is both nuanced and complex…. Mike & Riel will appeal to readers who enjoy realistic fiction as well as mystery buffs.” —VOYA


“[T]his well-crafted mystery is a real page-turner with plenty of twists and a hero kids can get behind. . . . [M]ystery fans of all sorts will be glad to find out there are four more titles to come.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“The rescue of an at-risk adolescent with light and dark sides takes center stage, but the unfolding mystery adds a dramatic subplot.” —Kirkus Reviews