The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match
Series: The Great Shelby Holmes (see my review of Book #1)
By Elizabeth Eulberg
240 pages – ages 9+
Will be published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on September 12, 2017
Synopsis From Publisher- “Being friends with a super sleuth isn’t easy, especially when she’s nine years old and four feet tall, and full of attitude. But for eleven-year-old aspiring writer John Watson, being friends with Shelby Holmes is just the adventure he’s looking for.
In the few weeks since moving to Harlem with his mom, Shelby has been training John in the art of observation-a skill that comes in handy on the first day of school. John’s new teacher, Mr. Crosby, is acting suspiciously, and Shelby knows this is a mystery worth investigating. But as Shelby and John dig deeper, they discover that there may be someone unexpected involved–someone who may have Shelby beat.”
What I Thought- This was a really good sequel to the first book tin the series. I am a fan of how Eulberg explores more aspects of Shelby’s character, showing more of her relationship with her classmates. We get to know more about John, as well, and we see a lot of aspects of their friendship that are fleshed out. Eulberg crafts a fresh take on old Sherlock Holmes tales, with bits and pieces based off of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, and honestly, I cannot wait until she more references – I can only imagine what she will think up for Shelby! I really enjoyed this book and like that it is introducing the greatness of the mighty Sherlock to a new generation to enjoy. The story and characters are believable, and they remind me of instances in real life; kids will appreciate that. The mystery is fun, and I like how Eulberg adds in a lot of little details, and especially seeing how they seem to be needed later on – a mark of a great mystery! I sincerely recommend this book!
I give this book five out of five bookworms!
Categories: Age 9+