Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Amelia Six

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Book Review - The Amelia Six

The Amelia Six

About the Book
Amelia Earhart’s famous aviator goggles go missing and eleven-year-old Millie has to find them before the night is over in this girl-powered middle grade whodunit.

Eleven-year-old Amelia Ashford—Millie to her friends (if she had any, that is)—doesn’t realize just how much adventure awaits her when she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to spend the night in Amelia Earhart’s childhood home with five other girls. Make that five strangers. But Millie’s mom is a pilot like the famous Amelia, and Millie would love to have something to write to her about…if only she had her address.

Once at Amelia’s house in Atchison, Kansas, Millie stumbles upon a display of Amelia’s famous flight goggles. She can’t believe her good luck, since they’re about to be relocated to a fancy museum in Washington, DC. But her luck changes quickly when the goggles disappear, and Millie was the last to see them. Soon, fingers are pointing in all directions, and someone falls strangely ill. Suddenly, a fun night of scavenger hunts and sweets takes a nosedive and the girls aren’t sure who to trust. With a blizzard raging outside and a house full of suspects, the girls have no choice but to band together. It’s up to the Amelia Six to find the culprit and return the goggles to their rightful place. Or the next body to collapse could be one of theirs.

My Take on the Book
This was a fun mystery that has some strong women characters throughout. As a father of girls I am always looking for books that have strong girls that my girls can connect to and this book did just that. You get six girls that love science that come together to solve a mystery tied to Amelia Earhart. If you love mysteries you will love this fun book. The book is geared toward middle school readers and my seventh grader did love this book. She told me that she loved the story and the way the characters have to work together. The book keeps you guessing throughout. It is clever and really a book that you will want to keep reading from beginning to end!

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