Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday Barnes: Under Suspicion by R.A. Spratt-ADVISABLE

Spratt, R.A. ill. by Phil Gosier. Friday Barnes: Under Suspicion. Pgs. 280. Roaring Brook Press, 2017. $13.99. Lanuage: G, Mature Content: G, Violence: G

Friday has her hands full with her latest cases. First, she’s accused of terrorism. Then, she has to solve a case regarding a bake-off and a home economics class. To top it off, a case involving a stolen necklace and an escaped maximum security prisoner plague her cases as well. Will she solve her cases or she in above her head?

Similar to Encyclopedia Brown and Sherlock Holmes, Friday is a genius detective with spunk. She’s an engaging, entertaining character that is well developed and likable. Although some of the secondary adult characters seem like bumbling characters, the engaging plot helps make up for that. Fans of mystery, detective stories, and realistic fiction will enjoy reading this book.

EL. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library. 

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