Girl Detective

R.A. Spratt Phil Gosier

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Girl Detective

Girl Detective When Friday Barnes 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 sh

  • Title: Girl Detective
  • Author: R.A. Spratt Phil Gosier
  • ISBN: 9781626722972
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Friday Barnes 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 moWhen Friday Barnes 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, this is the launch of an exciting new mystery series

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    1. Rebecca McNutt on said:

      Fans of classics like Harriet the Spy and Nancy Drew will definitely love this modern teen detective story; although at times it can be rather hokey, overall it's very creative, fun and has a good vocabulary.

    2. Laura on said:

      Admittedly I bought this because I love Nanny Piggins! I find that Nanny Piggins has humour in it that adults can get but Friday Barnes doesn't (or maybe not in this first book). I still love the writing style and find I have a picture quickly built in my head about the character(s) and the world that Friday lives in but something was missing (maybe Nanny Pigginslol).I feel like there is a lot of similarities between the two books and one example is the parents lack of interest in the child (or [...]

    3. TJ Burns on said:

      Clever, entertaining, and educational. I buddy read this book with my 9-year-old daughter -- and we both had to constantly look up words to keep up with 11-year-old Friday Barnes! Between the wacky and unusual cases that Friday gets herself involved in and the conglomeration of diverse and colorful characters, this book kept us interested and entertained from beginning to end. We have already started the second book in the series, Friday Barnes Under Suspicion! I received a copy of this book fro [...]

    4. Laura on said:

      The book is describing Friday as an 11 year-old Sherlock Holmes, and that is sort of correct. But she is not just that. She is a whole person herself.If you are thinking, oh, this is sort of like Encyclopedia Brown, which is what I thought going in, you will be pleasantly surprised that it is not. The only similiarty is that there are usually simple mysteries that if you are observant you can solve as well. All but a few were like that, at least for me. Some, near the end, felt a little dues ex [...]

    5. Zoe on said:

      Amusing and quick read. Can see why my 10 year old friend recommended it - I would have enjoyed it heaps at her age too! I wish I could get away with being as brutally honest as Friday :)

    6. Anne Beardsley on said:

      Some books may not entirely deserve 5 stars, but you can't bring yourself to give them less. The storytelling voice is that of Friday, the neglected daughter of two physicists who was raised with logic and alone time. She has never had a friend. After all, other children are unhygienic, demanding, hysterical, and generally trouble. Being inconspicuous is a science that Friday has raised to the level of high art. The voice and mindset of Friday Barnes are a delight, and the book ended far too soo [...]

    7. Amelia Rockliff on said:

      I chose this book as my July Book of the Month for the bookshop I work at. My bookshop received a proof copy from the publishers but this review is my own honest opinion of the book.Friday Barnes: Girl Detective is the first fantastic book in a new series.Friday is incredibly intelligent, amazingly perceptive, has an extraordinarily broad and advanced knowledge base, and yet few social skills to speak of; she is an 11 year old Sherlock-Holmes-style genius. Faced with the horror of her parents' p [...]

    8. Ruby on said:

      This book, and this series, is one of my favourites ever. I enjoyed it immensely and am practically in love with it - as a fan of mystery and comedy, it was the perfect combination. If you haven’t read these 8 books, you’re missing out!!

    9. EAwesome on said:

      I loved this book because it has a lot of character and is really funny!

    10. Stef Rozitis on said:

      I enjoyed a lot about this book but I will be a grumpy bum and start with what I hated! Then I can finish on a positive.Firstly I find even cliff-hangers at the end of chapters vaguely tacky. Having one at the end of the book stops the book being as satisfying as it ought to be. I know authors do it to make you feel you have to buy/read the next one but I quite honestly prefer when the author has enough confidence in their good writing and/or freshness of voice (this was a book that could have r [...]

    11. Kristen on said:

      Friday Barnes is a character that amused me completely. I haven’t been drawn into a kids mystery in a while and I absolutely fell in love with the first in this new series. Friday reminds me of Matilda and Harriet the Spy rolled into one. She’s been forced to grow up herself and has exceeded becoming a genius as she has nothing better to do than read the thousands of books in her parents’ house. They are both brilliant, but have no time for her.She also is obsessed with reading mysteries. [...]

    12. Jessi on said:

      This reminded me very much of the Encyclopedia Brown series. Possibly because it's a children's mystery series, but more the writing. It's a great start to a very cute series. I do wish that Spratt hadn't had every, single, character tell Friday that Ian was treating her like crap because he liked her. Oh yeah, that's a good thing to start teaching little girls.But the rest of it was a good read that I definitely would have enjoyed during my E.B. reading days. It's fairly clued with just enough [...]

    13. The Library Lady on said:

      Another book where the reviewers and I clearly read different books.Two chapters of this book and I was ready to flip through to the end. Friday is self taught and neglected, but while Roald Dahl made this wonderful in the immortal character of Matilda, Friday is just an annoying little know it all. I'm with the headmaster--I'd like to whack her.P.S. The author may think he/she is channeling Roald Dahl's witty, droll prose. He/she isn't.

    14. WriteTheVision on said:

      2.5 starsEhhhh This may be ridiculous, but I actually wish that this book had been broken down into smaller novels/chapter books (like transitional readers), so my 3rd and 4th graders could read it without feeling the intimidation of one thick novel (that could've easily been chopped). At my school library in particular, I believe this book would garner more circulation and interest from students.

    15. Jo Earl on said:

      Loved this fast moving book, The main character is a very intelligent girl who obviously reads widely - this is very evident throughout the book. She has a lot of adventures and I like the fact that the book is quite fast paced.

    16. Andréa on said:

      Warning: This one ends in a cliffhanger! Personally, I wouldn't start it unless you have book #2 ready to go right after.

    17. Peter on said:

      The tone and diction seemed off for a kids book and it tried too hard to be funny.

    18. Karen Arendt on said:

      Friday is a lovable character- clever, independent and socially awkward. The story line is witty and humorous. I am excited to read the next book in the series!

    19. Marie Byrd on said:

      I loved this book! I could not put it down! All the different mysteries kept me reading. There is also a whole series of these books. The third book is coming out on Jan.7,2017. And I can't wait.

    20. Christine Bongers on said:

      A clever, highly entertaining take on tween sleuthing. Something tells me the author had just as much fun writing this as I had reading it!

    21. Ames Public Library Youth Services on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book--it was really delightful and I think many Ames children will love it as well. The humor is very dry and matter-of-fact and made me cackle multiple times. It starts out describing Friday's parents, who are both academics, which makes them completely absent-minded about trivial matters. Thus they name their daughter Friday although she was born on a Thursday.Friday herself is completely practical, preferring to wear brown cardigans all the time as being more practic [...]

    22. Anastasia Tuckness on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book--it was really delightful and I think many Ames children will love it as well. The humor is very dry and matter-of-fact and made me cackle multiple times. It starts out describing Friday's parents, who are both academics, which makes them control freaks and completely absent-minded about trivial matters. Thus they name their daughter Friday although she was born on a Thursday, and ignore her most of the time as she grows up.Friday herself is completely practical, p [...]

    23. Athena on said:

      I read this along with my god daughter, and we both really enjoyed it. I found she was blunt but also charming in her own way, and even if the books are for a younger age group some tones and things left unsaid could create a darker story line later on.She is a lot like a younger less shallow Nancy drew, and yet she isn't as set one case overall like Veronica mars. Her style is all her own and her family a little nuts. lol.

    24. Sally on said:

      R.A Sprat has created an amazing series of children's mystery books titled 'Friday Barns'. As all good books need to maintain interest, she has made definitely her books on that list as she has throughout.I would recommend these books to girls over the age of eight as some scenes need a little more understanding and maturity. -Sally

    25. Angela on said:

      I love the Murder Most Unladylike series and thought this may be similar. While different, it did not disappoint! I'll be reading the rest of this series, and I recommend it as book to read with your mid-upper primary school children (even middle school children). Some of the themes and humor may go over young children's heads

    26. Alicia on said:

      Quirky, funny new girl detective series. Brilliant but socially disconnected Friday uses reward money to enroll herself in a super-expensive and elite boarding school. She ends up with a Luna Lovegood-esque flighty roommate/best friend and eventually finds her niche: solving rich kids' problems, and being gratefully paid for it.

    27. Amanda on said:

      Couldn't put it down. Stayed up past midnight reading it. Curse you cliffhanger ending that compelled me to pick up the second book and immediately start reading it! Hooray for finding a contemporary girl mystery for middle grades! Some good twists that caught me by surprise, too.

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