Everyone's favorite young sleuth, Flavia de Luce, is back. And this time she's crossing the pond from England to an all girls' school in Canada. Flavia has been a bit too much for her single father to handle lately, so he makes the difficult decision to send her to boarding school. There she discovers a body in the chimney in her room and begins to put together the mysterious disappearances of girls at the school, but she soon figures out that everything is not as it seems. Will she be able to handle the truth? Any time I get asked for suggestions of books to read, my first question is always "Do you know Flavia de Luce?" Flavia is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is smart, courageous, bold and even (sometimes) sensitive. She is exactly who the 11 year old me would want to be best friends with. At first I was a bit disappointed for Flavia to leave her home at Buckshaw, as it is a place I have grown to know and love. But the all girls' school brings a new depth and curiosity to Flavia as she is thrown out of her element and must learn how to survive in the midst of all these girls!
"Flavia de Luce--"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review)--takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley"--