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Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock
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Jun 11, 11

bookshelves: children-s, mystery, young-adult, suspense
Read from May 31 to June 04, 2011

Really liked it! Peacock does this amazing job of creating such a thick palpable Victorian England atmosphere that follows our young Sherlock through the dark and dangerous streets of London tracking down his first killer. What I really loved about this book was that there was something for everyone no matter how old you were. The book tackled a lot of heavy issues such as racism, classism and general inequality in Victorian times but there was always hope amongst the despair. Peacock does a fantastic job at setting up and explaining some of the character traits Holmes displays as an adult by exploring the dynamics of his family and his life circumstances as a child. The action and pace of this novel was nonstop and overall, it was a great book. Highly recommended for young reluctant readers.
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