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Sisterhood of the Sleuths by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Genre: Middle Grade Mystery

Publishing Date: October 4, 2022


Maizy always assumed she knew everything about her grandmother, Jacuzzi.  So when a box full of vintage Nancy Drew books gets left at her mom’s thrift store, Maizy is surprised to find an old photo of her grandmother and two other women tucked beneath the collection. Stranger still, when Maizy shows the photo to Jacuzzi she feigns ignorance, insisting the woman is someone else. Determined to learn the truth — and inspired by the legacy of Nancy Drew — Maizy launches her own investigation with the help of new friends, Nell and Cam. What they discover not only points to the origins of the iconic series, but uncovers a truth from the past that will lead to self-discovery in the present, connecting three generations of women. 

This intergenerational mystery filled with literary history, friendship, and family secrets delivers a captivating tribute to the world’s most famous girl detective.

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Jennifer Chambliss Bertman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Book Scavenger series and Sisterhood of Sleuths, forthcoming in Fall 2022. Book Scavenger was an Indie Next Top Ten pick, an Amazon Book of the Year, a Bank Street College Book of the Year, an NCTE Notable Book, and has been nominated for over twenty state award and honor lists, among other accolades. The series is being translated into more than a dozen languages. Jennifer’s debut picture book, A Good Deed Can Grow, illustrated by Holly Hatam, will be published in 2023. She holds an MFA in creative writing and has worked in a variety of roles with children and in publishing. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Jennifer now lives in Colorado with her family.

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This book intrigued me so much and I knew this was going to be an interesting read on so many levels. First it was a mystery then it turned into a homage to a well know fictional character which I will not mention, loss of friendship, new friendship and growing pains.

Our main character Maizy was loveable as were Cam and Meg but as for Izzy/Isabelle was an awful friend and her comeuppance was pure genius and really made me smile.

I loved Jennifer's writing and it was obvious that he had researched alot and it shows. I do hope that we see Maizy and the gang again. For all these reasons I am giving Sisterhood of Sleuths 4 stars. I am now going to read at some point the Fictional Character's books and Jennifer's Series Book Scavengers

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