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I So Don't Do Mysteries

(I So Don't Do... #1)

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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,461 ratings  ·  171 reviews
SO HERE I am spending spring break in California with my best friend, Junie. Our chaperone is a teenager, like us. And soon I'll get to hang out with the coolest, cutest boy in the Southwest. Life is so good.
Except I should tell you that I'm not actually in San Diego for fun. Even though I'm a normal person who likes normal stuff--friends, clothes, the mall--I'm supposed
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Hardcover, 264 pages
Published December 9th 2008 by Delacorte Press (first published December 8th 2008)
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Kathy
Dec 19, 2010 rated it did not like it
I so didn't like this book.
Lizzy Christ
Sherry was your normal teen, she liked going to malls, dreaming of boys, and hanging with friends. But it all changes when her mother (a dead cop) reaches to her and needs her help to solve a mystery, but by the cover you see she does not like mysterys. But she helps her mom so she can become an animal and walk the earth, watching over sherry and her little brother.

This book was good! It was a funny story which i enjoyed! I really like mysteries and this was a good one!
Namratha
Jan 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, ya-lit, mystery
Don’t know what to get an almost-teen girly girl?...a girl who rolls her eyes at all things Middle Earth/Hogwarts?...a girl who is just venturing into the world of messy emotions, boys and malls (…and not in that particular order)?

Chuck her a copy of 'I So Don’t Do Mysteries' and she won’t hate you too much.

Sherlock ‘Sherry’ Holmes Baldwin has a lot on her plate. Her widowed dad is getting married to her Maths Teacher (no less!), her l'il brother is being a pain as only l'il brothers can be, the
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Lana
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Girls, or anyone looking for something interesting.
Recommended to Lana by: my mother
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Kacie
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book "I so don't do mystery's" was a very action packed book! I really like this book because it used a look of descriptive words and the author Barrie Summy made the book unique with the way she put everything together. She did a very good job in this book, the one thing that its lacking is that it starts off very slow and confusing because she just throws things in that with make you puzzled for a second but then you will get it after you think about everything that happened in the book. T ...more
Michael Pavlovcak
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sherry was your average teen, she liked going to malls, dreaming of boys, and hanging with friends. But it all changes when her mother (a dead cop) contacts her and needs her help to solve a mystery, but by the cover you see she does not like mysterys. But she helps her mom so she can become an animal figure and walk the earth, watching over sherry and her little brother.

This book was good! It was a funny story which i enjoyed! this book was the book that made me realize that I love mysterys!
Mary McKinley
Mar 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good!!!
Emily K
Nov 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
It is a really good book.
Danyelle Leafty
Jan 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookshelf
Very fun book. I really liked Sherry's voice, and loved her grandpa.
Isabella
Feb 21, 2011 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
so far so good!
caroline
Oct 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
it was pretty good. and it relates to my life. it was good if you like mysteries. and animals. specifically rhinos. hahaha
Madigan
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I So Don’t do Mysteries, by Barrie Summy, is a fun book about a 7th grade girl named Sherry, solving mysteries with her mom. The only problem is, her mom is a ghost. Over spring break Sherry expects to have a great time in California having fun with her best friend and hanging out with her crush. Suddenly, her mom arrives as a ghost. Sherry is really excited until her mom informs her that she is flunking the academy of spirits and Sherry has to spend her spring break helping her mom solve a myst ...more
Kaylee N
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this book was good and I like how it had page turners.
Lauren Fullington
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was one of my fave books as a kid. I remember reading this and laughing all the way through. This was one of the first books that made me feel like I was a character in the story.
Julianne
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Abandoned.
Galion Public Library Teens
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Review by C.J. : "I liked that it was a mystery and kept me in suspense. I did not dislike anything. Someone that likes mysteries would like it."
Sha
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author in I So Don't Do Mysteries It doesen't tell the writters perpus directly but the subject of the book is that it is kind of a mystery but kind of not because the girl in the book doesen't want to figure out the mystery but she ends up solving the mystery with her friends. The style of the author's purpus of the book is so that the girl could have fun with her friends and solve the mystery at the sametime so she doesen't think to much about her parents and her friends.


The theme of the b
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Jennifer Wardrip
Dec 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadToo.com

Sherry's got typical seventh grade issues. She's not so great at school and she's got a serious crush on Josh, an uber cute eighth grader, and makes an unforgettable impression on him by bloodying his nose. Plus, her dad's engaged to Paula, the math teacher at school, aka The Ruler. But if you're thinking that I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES is just another book about an everyday teen who just wants to be loved, you'd be so wrong. There's nothing normal ab
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Cana Rensberger
Jan 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Sherry’s got typical seventh grade issues. She’s not so great at school and she’s got a serious crush on Josh, an uber cute eighth grader, and makes an unforgettable impression on him by bloodying his nose. Plus, her dad’s engaged to Paula, the math teacher at school, aka The Ruler. But if you’re thinking that I SO DON’T DO MYSTERIES is just another book about an everyday teen who just wants to be loved, you’d be so wrong. There’s nothing normal about Sherry’s spring break.

You see, Sherry had bi
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Kristen Osborne
Jun 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: summer-2012
Sherry Baldwin is an average 13 year old. SHe has a crush on cutie Josh, she has a lot pf good friends, and she has a ghost mother. So maybe shes not so average. Normal or not, her mom's afterlife is in danger, and its up to Sherry to stop the criminals, or risk losing her mother again.

First impression: I first thought that it was a weird story, but I'd heard good things about it so I decided to try it


THE GOODS
Realistic 13 year old (+10 points!) As a 13 year old my self, I rarely read books abou
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Rbecca
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
How would you feel if you were a rhino and people were trying to kill you? How would you feel if your mom was a ghost and you could talk to her? I read the book called I so Don’t do Mysteries by Barrie Summy. This book is about Sherry (short for Sherlock) and her ghost mother and ghost grandfather who when he died turned into a big old Wren. Now Sherry’s ghost mother and grandfather are part of the Ghost Academy and they were assigned a hard job, they needed Sherry’s help of course! “There is a ...more
Joanna Cisneros
Characters- Sherry, Josh, Dad, The Ruler her new mom, Junnie, Grandpa, Grandma, Amanda, and Sam

Characters analys:
Sherry- sherry is always a sweet and kind girl
Josh: In the beginning Josh is shy but at the end he isn’t
Dad, Mom,Grandma,and Grandpa- they don’t show up a lot
Amanda, and Sam: they are always sherry’s best friends

Summary-

About to be shipped off to San Diego while her widower dad goes on his honeymoon, seventh-grader Sherry (short for Sherlock) Holmes Baldwin prepares to put up a fight
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Sandra Stiles
Oct 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Sherry’s father is getting remarried during their upcoming Spring Break. To make matters worse, he is marrying a teacher at her school. Sherry is doing everything she can to avoid a melt-down. After all it has only been a year and a half since her mother, a police officer, was killed in the line of duty. The honeymoon is to be in Hawaii and everyone knows you don’t take your kids with you. Her brother Sam is being shipped off to Grandma’s house. Due to recent events, Sherry has managed to manipu ...more
Crys
Not a favorite of mine. It was cute, and I liked it as a whole, but I would not put it on your "must read" list.

Here are a few problems I had with the novel:

I found the plot to be an interesting idea, but it would have been a more interesting read if Sherry (short for Sherlock) Holmes Baldwin had been more like Nancy Drew. I didn't think the title fit the book. As a matter of fact, the title is a bit misleading.

I also think the book would have been a better read had there been more lead in to th
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Heather
Sherry wants nothing more than for life to go back to normal. Unfortunately, the chances of that are slim and looking worse by the day. Her mother was a Phoenix cop killed during a drug bust. When she was alive, it was always a fight between the mother and daughter. Her dad is getting married to Paula way sooner than expected. Paula happens to be one of Sherry's middle school teachers and is known as "The Ruler" because of her strict attitude and posture. The guy that Sherry has been crushing on ...more
Carla
Jun 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Andrea Gomez
The book I So Dont Do Mysteries was an amazing book. I really enjoyed this book because it made me feel like if I were in the story and I also liked the fact that most of the book took part in San Diego. One of my favorite charachters was Sherry Holmes Baldwin, she was my favorite because she showed how brave she was by going to places that she didnt really know just to try and help out her mom, that by the way is a ghost in the ghost academy. She was trying to help out her mom by trying to solv ...more
Katie
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
7th grader Sherry Baldwin (short for Sherlock Holmes Baldwin) is going to San Diego for spring break with her best friend, Junie. Just before she is going to leave her father decides to move his remarriage up. Sherry isn't one bit happy, mostly because her father is marrying her teacher from school, who Sherry despises. Then at the wedding Sherry's mother contacts her. Did I mention that Sherry's mother was a police officer who died in a drug bust? Well Sherry's mom just happens to be a ghost at ...more
Anyana
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I chose this book because i wanted to figure out what the answer to the mystery was. The plot of the book is that once it's done, it cannot be changed. A girl named Sherry Holmes Baldwin loses her mother in a deadly car accident and she thinks she lost her forever. This tured out not to be true. After a month of being dead Sherry's mother's spirit comes back. Turns out sherry can hear ghosts. When Sherry needs her mom she waves around a bag of coffee and her mom will appear out of nowhere. It's ...more
Rachel
Dec 18, 2012 rated it liked it
"I So Don't Do Mysteries" is the last of the books my mom gave to me to read (at this point in time, anyway). And it was my favorite!

It was silly, stupid, immature, and very very cute. The writing was nice and easy but not too simplistic. The plot itself was really ridiculous, and some aspects were extremely cheesy (like the Academy where her mom-ghost works), but the writing was just so fun that I enjoyed it all.

What makes this book the best out of the three upper-elementary age novels I just r
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Barrie Summy grew up in Canada on a steady diet of books and tobogganing. She tries to read a book a week and always breaks for tea and cookies at three oclock.

Barrie lives in California with her husband, their four children, a veiled chameleon, and Dorothy the Dog.

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“I stand. "I'm not going to San Diego." I zap him with a don't-mess-with-me look. "I have plans for spring break, important plans, plans that were planned eons ago."

"Sherry-"

"You are not ruining my life. I "-and I jab my thumb into my chest- "can do that all on my own.”
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