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Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas

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Welcome to Elizabeth Webster's world, where the common laws of middle school torment her days . . . and the uncommon laws of an even weirder realm govern her nights.

Elizabeth Webster is happy to stay under the radar (and under her bangs) until middle school is dead and gone. But when star swimmer Henry Harrison asks Elizabeth to tutor him in math, it's not linear equ
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion
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Karen Parisot
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Middle schooler and math whiz Elizabeth Webster has always flown under the radar, often hiding behind her hair. When out of the blue the most popular kid in school and the star athlete sits down at her lunch table one day, it comes as a total shock when he asks for her help. Henry tells her he’s struggling in math and asks her to tutor him. Reluctantly Elizabeth agrees, but as she approaches his creepy house for their first tutoring session she begins to have second thoughts. It turns out it was ...more
Kathy
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great middle school read! The concept was very interesting with a description of the legal system that is told in an intriguing and compelling fashion. I will definitely be recommending it!
Sharon Tyler
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas by William Lashner is a middle grade novel currently scheduled for release on October 15 2019. Elizabeth Webster is happy to stay under the radar (and under her bangs) until middle school is dead and gone. But when star swimmer Henry Harrison asks Elizabeth to tutor him in math, it's not linear equations Henry really needs help with-it's a flower-scented, poodle-skirt-wearing, head-tossing ghost who's calling out Elizabeth's name. But why Elizabe ...more
Risah
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth's parents are divorced. She's staying with her mom, stepbrother, and stepdad who is also a lawyer like her biological father. She's used to her father not being around and then suddenly appearing in the most bizarre of places and situations. This time, however, his absence has been the longest she can remember and she's now wondering if there's much more to it than just her dad being busy with work.

Then she meets Henry Harrison, the famous swimmer at their school. Her world turns upsi
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M.L. Little
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
#kidlitexchange #partner: Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas by William Lashner and @disneybooks. Releases October 15, 2019.
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Elizabeth Webster comes from a long line of lawyers, but finds herself in a new world when she discovers her long-lost father was, in fact, a lawyer for the other side—a place of ghosts, demons, and the undead. When her friend Henry is haunted by a ghost, Elizabeth (and her fantastically enjoyable friend Natalie) head out on a journey to find
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Meghan
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Disney Book Group - Disney-Hyperion in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I loved this book from beginning to end. Such a cool concept that was well executed. This will be perfect for the Gothic wallflower teen that has a special gift and when the star swimmer needs your help, you get a message that your father's lawfirm is in danger and the star swimmer is at risk and needs your he
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Andrea Johnston
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas is a fabulous story with fantastic characters, a thrilling storyline, marvelous mystery, and a wonderful ending. There is lots of great banter between the characters and a healthy level of sass which just makes this tale that much more fun.
The story beautifully explores the theme of family using a blended family model as well as multiple generations to demonstrate the strength of love. The moments I cherished most in fact, were those with Elizab
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Jessica
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great MG fantasy! I loooooved our MC, Lizzie, and watching her navigate the horror that is Junior High. When swimming superstar Henry Harrison asks Lizzie with some help involving a ghost that goes by the name of Beatrice Long, Lizzie finds herself on a journey of discovery. Between discovering that ghosts are real, her dad is actually a lawyer to the damned, and Henry Harrison is not all who he appears to me be, Lizzie is in for a ride of a lifetime.

I really enjoyed
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Jessica
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lizzie isn’t your typical seventh grader. Her dad is a supernatural lawyer for the damned, but she hasn’t seen him in a long time. When Henry Harrison, the new guy, moves into the notorious creepy house, the two become friends. Then the ghost haunting his house and keeping him up at night asks for Lizzie by name. Soon they find themselves pulled into the supernatural realm. Their adventures lead Lizzie to find that she is destined to inherit her father’s firm. Could Henry’s ghost have something ...more
Rebecca Minnock
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
2019 has been a fantastic year for middle grade books, and Lashner's latest - Elizabeth Warren and the Court of Uncommon Pleas - does not disappoint!

A local swimming superstar is being haunted by the ghost of a girl called Beatrice Long. Beatrice leads him to Elizabeth Webster for help.

While trying to track down her real father, Elizabeth discovers the family business 'Webster & Son - Attorneys for the Damned' and she is soon drawn into a hunt for the one thing that c
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Tonya (Rustic Book Reviews)
Sep 18, 2019 marked it as 2019-arcs
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ARC provided by Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review


Michelle
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-expo-2019
I can't wait to share this book with my students! Mystery, the supernatural, and the scariest part of all...middle school. I am looking forward to the next book already.
Laura Chase
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun book for the high intermediate/ young adult crowd
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Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
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William Lashner is a former criminal prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His novels have been published world-wide and have been nominated for two Shamus Awards, a Gumshoe Award, an Edgar Award, and been selected as an Editor’s Choice in the New York Times Book Review. When he was a kid his favorite books were The Count of Mont ...more