It all began with The Scream. And ended with . . . well, if we told you that, it wouldn't be a mystery! But in between The Scream and The Very Surprising Ending, three friends find themselves on a scavenger hunt set up for a girl they never met, in search of a legendary ring reputed to grant wishes.
Are these sleuths in school uniforms modern-day equivalents of Nancy, Harriet, or Scooby? Not really, they're just three nice girls who decide to help out a weird lady, and end up hiding under tables, tackling word puzzles and geometry equations, and searching rather moldy storage rooms for "the stuff that dreams are made of" (that's from an old detective movie). Oh, and there's A Boy, who complicates things. As boys often do.
Intrigued? The Red Blazer Girls offers a fun, twisty adventure for those who love mystery, math (c'mon, admit it!), and a modest measure of mayhem.
Michael Beil, a New York City high school English teacher, makes his literary debut with this fun and brainy mystery.
"Besides the mystery, there’s Sophie’s incipient relationship with a boy friend who is morphing into a boyfriend, as well as her pals’ family problems. The girls have to make sure others with more nefarious motives don’t find the treasure before they do. The dialogue is fast and funny, the clues are often solvable (except, oy, the math), and even though a bunch of the adult characters are stereotypes, they work in the context of the mystery." -- Ilene Cooper, Booklist
|10 - 13
|Michael D. Beil
|Jul 13, 2010
|The Red Blazer Girls