Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Book Review - Spotlight Club: Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery
The Spotlight Clubbers create stone rubbings of Civil War-era tombstones for a summer school class on the Civil War. Cindy has chosen the tombstone of Serafina Winslow, who died in 1862. Then, at the neighborhood yard sale, Cindy locates a box of interesting-looking old photos and frames and miscellaneous papers. When she takes it home with her, she discovers Serafina Winslow's journal inside! Things get even more mysterious when Cindy finds a sketch of her neighbor's missing locket in the journal. What does the long-deceased Serafina Winslow have to do with the recent disappearance of the locket? Leave it to the Spotlight Club to dig up the answers!
About the Author
Florence Parry Heide worked in advertising and public relations, but is best known for her many award-winning and best-selling books for children, including The Spotlight Club series and Some Things Are Scary. Florence Parry Heide passed away in 2011.
Roxanne Heide Pierce co-authored many books with her mother, Florence Parry Heide, including The Spotlight Club series and Always Listen to Your Mother. She passed away in 2012.
Sophie Escabasse has worked on diverse projects, mainly as an art director, graphic designer, and illustrator. She lives in France.
My Take on the Book
The Spotlight Club gang is back with a new mystery and this one I felt was a bit stronger than the first book in the series that my daughter and I read. Maybe it was that we already knew the characters, but my daughter and I were drawn in earlier and were excited to see what would come next with every additional page that came along. What I loved most about this book is that you get to discover the clues along with the gang and as a reader are drawn into the action of he story in general which is exactly what we are looking for in a good mystery, plus the author keeps us in suspense throughout which is also perfect for the mystery aficionado.
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