Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Case of the Missing Marquess -- Nancy Springer

Nicely done, Springer.

This is the journey of a young girl learning to become her own person in a time when women were not allowed to be independent. The book declares itself "An Enola Holmes Mystery," but turns out to be more of an adventure with just a touch of mystery. The balance of the two works together well to create an exciting and entertaining story. Sherlock Holmes makes an appearance, and is a good example on how to use a famous character without overshadowing your own.

Original, fun, and clever. I recommend it.

Estimated Reading Level: 5th grade
Grade: B+

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