Haight, Jessica and Robinson, Stephanie. Ill. by Roman Muradov. The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow. Pgs. 263. Penguin Random House, 2015/ $15.99. Language: G, Mature Content: G, Violence: G
When 11-year-old, Fairday Morrow moves to Ashpot, Connecticut from Manhattan, she expects it to be dull and uninteresting. That is, until, she finds within the Begonia House, her creepy new Victorian home, with dark passageways, a dead gigantic willow tree, and lots of mysteries. Before she can finish unpacking, she starts hearing a mysterious sound coming from a padlocked door. When she manages to open it, she finds an ancient mirror, a brass key, a curious portrait of a red-haired lady, and a lot more clues to the house’s past. Teaming up with her parner Lizzie from the Detective Mystery Squad, can she and her friends solve the mystery?
This book is engaging, action-packed, and filled with mysteries. The characters are engaging, realistic, and draw the reader into the story. The interspersed illustrations are detailed and add a lot of character to the book. Fans of mysteries, detective stories, and adventures will enjoy reading this book.
EL. MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.