Maddie is thrilled that her parents have connected their computer to the Internet. Now she can surf the net for new friends. Her time is very restricted by her parents and by having to share with her brothers. She finds a way around that by going down late at night.
But Maddie's family are worried because they know she is planning to meet a boy from among her cyber pals. Only Granny will understand and help her deal with finding a balance between exploring the world and staying safe.
"This novel contains not only an interesting plot but proves thought provoking and informative. The characters are appealing ... ideal for beginning chapter-book readers."
"Maddie Surfs for Cyber Pals addresses an important issue for too many of today's young people--chatrooms on the Internet. These small, easy-to-handle pocket-sized novels are an appropriate reading level for children between the ages of 6 and 9. Older struggling readers could also enjoy the topics as they develop their literacy skills."