Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Memes: Friday Barnes, Girl Detective by R. A. Spratt

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Friday Barnes was not an unhappy child. That said, she wasn't deliriously over the moon either.
Friday 56:
Friday patted the girl on the shoulder as her eyes leaked and her shoulders heaved. This girl was obviously an expert crier.
This week I am spotlighting Friday Barnes, Girl Detective by R. A. Spratt. I got this middle grade mystery ARC from Macmillan. Here is the description from Amazon:
Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl!

When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country―and discovers it's a hotbed of crime!

Soon she's investigating everything from disappearing homework to the terrifying Yeti haunting the school swamp. But the biggest mystery yet is Ian Wainscott, the handsomest (and most arrogant) boy in school who inexplicably hates her. Will the homework be found? Can they ever track down the Yeti? And why is Ian out to ruin her?

With black-and-white art throughout, Friday Barnes, Girl Detective is the launch of an exciting new mystery series Kirkus calls, "Delightful, highly logical, and well-informed fun."


  1. This seems like a cute book. I hope you enjoy it. :-)

  2. Oh I love it already. I love mysteries including kid mysteries. This goes on my wishlist for sure lol

  3. Nice to see a character named Friday in a Friday 56 post. How cute! Happy weekend!

  4. This sounds like so much fun and I love the extracts! Forget the middle graders, I'll read this one!!

  5. I'm definitely going to check this one out. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Aww this sounds really cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, too!

  7. This sounds like it's going to be a great read. I might have to add it to my TBR! So CUTE! :)

  8. This sounds great! I love middle grade story and spunky girl main characters!


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