Monday, September 15, 2008

I So Don't Do Mysteries Barrie Summy

I So Don't Do Mysteries by Barrie Summy I really enjoyed this book and I loved Sherlock (Sherry) Holmes Baldwin, she was just the right amount of pink for me. Sherry must help her mom who died in the line of duty last year, solve a mystery so she can continue on in the Academy of Spirits. The academy of spirits is an organization that trains ghost to protect the living. So far Sherry's mother hasn't been doing well, if she doesn't solve this case she must pass over. Though she's scared and unsure Sherry is determined to help her mother because it means a second chance for their relationship. Someone has been tempting the Rhino's at the Wild Animal Park with bananas, in hopes of kidnapping them. The who and the why are easy to figure out the fun is watching Sherry get her mystery legs and believe in herself. Sherry makes a few mistakes but she's only 13yrs old and this is her first case. Sherry uses everything a good detective should including her ears, eyes and quick on her feet thinking. I like that Summy doesn't one track Sherry, her life continues as she helps her mom. That continuation includes dealing with her father marrying Paula aka the ruler, a math teacher from her school and Josh Morton the crush.
I So Don't Do Mysteries had a few too many coincidences but they were easy to overlook because there is some serious growth potential with this series and Sherry was so much fun.
Time to share

Talking with her friends after finding out that Josh wants to know if she plays videos games

"Well send it through the grapevine that I totally kill at video games. " "I already did. But the big question is, Brianna pauses for dramatic effect. Will you let him win? I consider the idea for half a sec, then shake my head. "No."

How can you not love a girl who won't let a boy win at video games?

Sherry on her first tail

"In case he looks back, I slump down in the seat, tugging the brim of my hat low over my eyes. Then I get my bearings. There's a canopy roof above, and the sides of the train, open from about three feet up, give way to a panorama of the savanna. It's brown dirt, ponds with green water and patches of grass and shrubs. Very National Geographic."

Summy has created a very lovable character in Sherry Baldwin and doesn't skimp us on the others. I look forward to reading more.

I So Don't Do Mysteries comes out Dec 9


Apryl DeLancey said...

This looks like a good read...I'll have to check it out. I don't get much time to read for pleasure these days and I miss it. Most of my time is spent reading work-related things.

Barrie said...

You have totally made my day!