Code Name Cassandra, 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU book 2

code name cassandraI might as well declare this Meg Cabot week as I have books two through five of the 1-800-WHERE-R-You series to write about. I know that Denise would love it if I had a Meg Cabot week. Code Name Cassandra is the second book in the series, one that I purchased as an ebook about three minutes after I finished the first book. (Of course the process of actually getting the book onto my Sony Reader took thirty minutes and I'm not sure I can replicate it because I'm not sure I know how I did it.)

Jessica Mastriani thinks she's left Lightning Girl behind her. She told the press she lost her powers and they've left her alone. She's not so sure that the FBI has decided to leave her alone though as there is a van that's been parked on her street for a long time, so she's thrilled to run away for the summer. She's gone off to summer camp with Ruth to work as a counselor. It's not just a normal run of the mill camp though, it's a music camp that you need to audition to go to. She was looking forward to a nice relaxing summer of music, braiding her camper's hair and no FBI surveillance. Sure, she's still finding kids with some help from her favourite person at 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU but no one needs to know about that.

Her perfect plan starts to go downhill when the camp administration asks her to take a boys cabin and she scores one mean bully. And then there's the father that shows with a picture of his daughter. Then her flute teacher discovers one of her biggest secrets and no, it's not that she still has her powers. Her summer isn't going at all like she planned.

A solid second book in a series. I still really, really like Jess. It is a series where everything happens in a couple of days though, which I know doesn't always fly with everyone. I know there have been a few series that I've read where a couple of books where you get all, "Geesh! Won't this person just learn and grow up already!" There's enough time between the first and second book where you don't expect Jess to suddenly have it all together, but she's shown some progress.

I think Jess is turning out to be one of my all-time favourite characters.