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The North Star

(The Gemini Mysteries #1)

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Join the Gemini Detective Agency and help the teenage sleuths solve the theft of a priceless necklace!

Twins Zach and Evie Mamuya and their friend Vishal Desai make up the Gemini Detective Agency, which is mainly an excuse to get pizza together or hit the go-kart track. But when a priceless diamond necklace known as the North Star is stolen before an auction, the kids tag a
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Yellow Jacket
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Salieri
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall it was a fun and quick read. The plot was interesting and the villain unexpected, and I enjoyed it.

I really liked the clues hidden in the images. They gave the reader the opportunity to figure out what was happening at the same time as the characters and for a MG book, the clues aren't too hard to figure out. Kids will definitely have fun trying to find the important piece of information in each picture.

The big problem I had, though, was Sophia's attitude. She was unsufferable for over h
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Lorie Barber
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A MG mystery that kept me guessing (incorrectly) until the very end. Couple that wild ride with a well-rounded cast of characters and underlying themes of classism and accepting differences, and you’ve got yourself a GREAT middle grade read and a definite add to my classroom library. Sequel soon, please!!!
Shari
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Gemini Mysteries Book 1 : The North Star by Kat Shepherd is everything a MG mystery for today’s kids should be. Plenty of humor, friendship, and social issues are woven organically through as four 13 year olds find themselves working to solve a mystery that hits close to home for one. I love the clue illustrations at the end of each chapter (they were incomplete in the ARC I read, so now I can’t wait to see the final copy), giving readers the opportunity to discover the same clues the charac ...more
Michele Knott
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun mystery that features illustrated clues at the end of each chapter. I can see MG readers really enjoying this interactive piece!
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Saskia
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was wonderful! I’m 44 and I had such a good time reading it before gifting it to my god children. The clue pages are awesome!!
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Kat Shepherd loves to write fast-paced series that is likely to engage reluctant readers, because as an educator, she believes that reading should be a joyful experience for every kid. A former classroom teacher, Kat has also spent various points in her life working as a deli waitress, a Hollywood script reader, and a dog trainer for film and TV. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two dogs ...more