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A Pocketful of Eyes by Lili Wilkinson
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Aug 05, 11

Read in August, 2011

A light-hearted murder mystery romp, an Aussie update of Nancy Drew/Trixie Belbin, Lili Wilkinson hits all the right notes as she guides the reader through various clues/red herrings as our heroine attempts to put together the jigsaw surrounding a death in the Museum of Natural History. Not much of it is in the slightest way believable, but that's not the point. Her teeneage sleuth is a delightful creation- sexy/nerdy and feisty - plus she loves lists, always a bonus. Her sidekick has mysteries of his own, and I wonder if Drew/Belbin ever got to make out to the degree Bee does in her story. This aspect of the novels never strays beyond the bounds enough to make it uncomfortable to place in the hands of younger teeneage readers for whom Bee would be a seriously good role model.
Wilkinson has written a smattering of other books - I must remember to check if I have all of them in my school library!
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