Friday, April 20, 2007


Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach

Hero is named after a character in a Shakespearean play, but try explaining that to schoolmates who think it sounds more like a name for a dog. After moving into her new home, she hears the story of a lost necklace possibly hidden or left behind by the previous owners of her house. She sets out to find the lost treasure with the help of her mysterious crotchety elderly neighbor and a popular boy from school.
As the mystery of the necklace's whereabouts unfolds, she learns about its history and to accept her unusual name.

A complex mystery that's even better than Chasing Vermeer. For readers in 6th - 8th grades.

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