Friday Barnes, Girl Detective

Friday Barnes, Girl DetectiveWritten by R. A. Spratt, Illustrated by Phil Gosier


This is a fun and fast read. I’m excited to have another mystery series available for then students ask for them I know an enjoyable and quirky read.

When Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery, she uses the money she gets to send herself to an expensive boarding school. However, she soon finds it’s full of bullies, rich kids, and quite a few mysteries.

I enjoyed how Friday interacts with her world, finds new friends, and solves interesting mysteries. She is a very likable character, and the people around her are so full of life and secrets that it’s easy to forget that this is a children’s book. It is filled with cool pictures, witty wordplay, and is a fun read. I recommend this book to people who like adventures and mysteries, and looking forward to the second book in the series.

Review by Angela Pratt, Hillsdale Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

Friday Barnes, Girl Detective
Written by R. A. Spratt, Illustrated by Phil Gosier
Roaring Brook Press
255 pages
Release Date: January 19, 2016 (USA)
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

Categories: Elem. – Fiction
Tags: boarding school, friends, mystery

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