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I'm reviewing these three books together because they go together. Each book is a continuation of the previous ones, which I like. It makes it seem more realistic. Norah and Darcy are best friends. Despite some differences they complement each other nicely. Norah loves astronomy and shrugs off the title of 'nerd' believing that intelligence is something worth sharing. Darcy loves black and purple and crime shows, she also has great skills on the computer that she sometimes misuses.
In the first book, Partners in Crime, Norah and Darcy form a pretend business for a class assignment. They are surprised when an anonymous someone seeks their detective help in finding a missing person. They decide to help but first they need to find out the identity of the person seeking their aide. Using Darcy's computer skills and Norah's inescapable logic, can they find the mysterious requester or the missing person?
In the second book, Norah and Darcy's friendship is tested when Norah starts spending time with Fiona, the most popular girl in school, and Maya, the quietest girl in school. But the friendship issues take a back seat when Maya comes to them with a problem, mysterious noises are coming out of a baby monitor while she's babysitting. Can they catch the culprit(s) and maintain their friendship?
In the third book, Norah and Darcy's friendship seems to be over, but is it? And what about Zane, Norah's crush, did he really burn down the field house or has he been framed as he claims? Can Darcy and Norah stop fighting long enough to find out?
This is a delightful new mystery series of special appeal to girls. Not only is the writing good but the stories are interesting and believable. They also involve the technological side of things involving computer hacking, smart phones, and baby monitors. Okay, so baby monitors aren't really high tech, but once you've read book two you might think otherwise. This is a great series to recommend to readers who've moved past Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys or who want a more modern type of mystery. I think this series will really speak to young readers, and I really enjoyed them myself.
Bought this for my daughter and she LOVED it so much she is upset that there are no more. We have all of the volumes. I have not read it but my daughter who is not the most avid reader could not put it down. A bit of mystery and interesting story that kept her interest. Way to go.
Got the set of these books for my daughter as a Christmas present since she loves mysteries. She read through them all in the same day and was looking for more, which unfortunately there are none. Great books for ages 7-12.
I bought these for my niece, and they worked really well for summer reading. She read all three books. They only have a value of four for Acclerated Reading Points, but the three books total 12 point, so this worked well too.
This book was amazing. I'm only nine. I read it in a month. And I gave this book five stars because you can't guess how much I loved this book!!! I wanted to be Norah so bad. Zane sounds so sweet! I hoped you liked this book as much as I did!
This book by Kim Harrington is by far one of her best books yet. In this book you can feel many emotions. You get kept on your toes as you fall into the world of Norah Burridge. The story makes you want to think and solve the mystery for yourself. With a twist at the end you will never again seize to read another book.