I So Dont Do Mysteries (I So Dont Do..., #1) by Barrie SummySO HERE I am spending spring break in California with my best friend, Junie. Our chaperone is a teenager, like us. And soon Ill get to hang out with the coolest, cutest boy in the Southwest. Life is so good.
Except I should tell you that Im not actually in San Diego for fun. Even though Im a normal person who likes normal stuff--friends, clothes, the mall--Im supposed to be solving a mystery, one that involves a rhino heist and a crazy chef. And I have to do it because my supercop mom is counting on me. Did I mention shes a ghost? A ghost who can make
contact with only one person. Me, Sherry Holmes Baldwin. My mom is flunking out of the Academy of Spirits, and if I dont help her, shell be banished to an afterlife for ghost failures.
But . . . I so dont do mysteries.
I So Don't Do Mysteries
I So Don't Do Mysteries
I read the first book and thought it was so cute. A light read. And it was great to read something that wasn't heavy handed and depressing. I would recommend it. Laura - Isn't it though? Sherry is adorable and hilarious. I just loved these books.
Meet Sherlock Sherry Baldwin, your average teenager. When Sherry finds out that her dad is shipping her off to San Diego for the summer, she is devastated, how is she going to complete all her plans? But maybe all is not lost, Sherry is soon visited by her ghost mother and her grandfather-turned-wren. Amber was very funny and at suspenseful parts she lightened the mood with her crazy clothing and boys obsession. I was so sad when Sherry figured out Gary did it!
Look Inside. Laughs, ghosts, and a lip-gloss-loving teen sleuth! Sherry short for Sherlock Holmes Baldwin is spending spring break in California with her best friend, Junie. Not her brother, not Junie, and especially not Josh. Our chaperone is a teenager, like us.
About to be shipped off to San Diego while her widower dad goes on his honeymoon, seventh-grader Sherry short for Sherlock Holmes Baldwin prepares to put up a fight when she is contacted by her mother's ghost. Killed in the line of duty, her cop mother is flunking out of an afterlife law-enforcement academy, and she needs Sherry's help to crack a case at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. So what if Sherry, a self-proclaimed screwup, is nothing like Nancy Drew? Summy keeps the fizz in her effervescent premise for most of this debut novel, using a punchy first-person narration; story lines involving romances, movie stars, rhinos and egotistical chefs; and various eccentricities, including a late grandfather who assumes the form of a wren. Although the plot becomes too convoluted even for screwball comedy, Sherry remains entertaining, and readers will hope for a second caper.