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A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
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bookshelves: young-adult, mystery, excited, series, 2011, 2012, 4-stars, family, favorites, four-or-more, historical, humor, science, nature-lover, shady-subjects, unique, favorite-authors
Recommended for: anyone who's read the first two!
Read from September 13, 2011 to January 21, 2012

I must say, Flavia is a good companion to both end 2011 and begin 2012 with (although I did take a break to read When She Woke on my new Nook). I think the thing that makes her come alive is the brilliant writing by Mr. Bradley. He manages to throw these subtle, blink-and-you-miss-em winks, passing thoughts of Flavia's that remind you that while she is very intelligent and pretty great at putting the facts together, she is just a child. The way she exaggerates a description maybe, or finds it hard to believe somebody is not charmed by her. She also has a very little-sister attitude about her sisters. It's just the little things, but they work together to make you feel like you really are in the head of a precocious little detective. It's just so - yes - charming.
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