January 20, 2016

#Review #Giveaway of The Tiara on the Terrace (Young and Yang #2) by @kkittscher @HarperChildrens

Author:  Kristen Kittscher 
Published By: HarperCollins
Release Date: January 5th 2016
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher
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In this funny, clever novel, perfect for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch and Gordon Korman and a companion to The Wig in the Window, tween sleuths Sophie Young and Grace Yang go undercover at Luna Vista's Winter Sun Festival to catch a murderer before he—or she—strikes again.

Sophie Young and Grace Yang have been taking it easy ever since they solved the biggest crime Luna Vista had ever seen. But things might get interesting again now that everyone is gearing up for the 125th annual Winter Sun Festival—a town tradition that involves floats, a parade, and a Royal Court made up of local high school girls.

When Festival president Jim Steptoe turns up dead on the first day of parade preparations, the police blame a malfunctioning giant s'more feature on the campfire-themed float. But the two sleuths are convinced the mysterious death wasn't an accident.

Young and Yang must trade their high tops for high heels and infiltrate the Royal Court to solve the case. But if they fail, they might just be the next victims.

Kristen Kittscher is a former middle school teacher and the author of The Wig in the Window. The 2014 James Thurber House Children's Writer-in-Residence and a graduate of Brown University, Kristen lives with her husband in Pasadena, CA--home of the Rose Parade and inspiration for her latest book, The Tiara on the Terrace.

This was a great middle grade book full of mystery to keep the middle grader reading.  This wasnt to violent or scary or slow.  It had just the right elements for the middle grader and was a great little story.  Perfect for the middle to higher middle grade reader.  

Each character felt wonderfully real with tone and good humor this one will get your middle grader to love reading! I do think that for some it will be a little long but for those who are ingrained in the story of mysteries this one will be a fast read. 

 Go Into This One Knowing 
Great middle grade mystery 

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