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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
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Melissa W
Originally reviewed at Jayne's Books.

I really enjoyed this read and considering that I have been reading some pretty dense books and that this has been on my shelves for almost three and a half years, I was glad for the break. I also listened to the audio as I read the book and felt that the reader who narrated the book did a really good job. I like how Flavia was a pretty typical 11-year old, except that she really isn't a typical 11-year old. I love the quirkiness that is Flavia and how she fi
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Kathy E.
Jan 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Oh, Flavia. I really did love her and will probably read more of her adventures. However, I was disinterested in the plot of the story by the end. Her ingenious ability to play chemist and solve clues was entertaining, just couldn't stay interested in the mystery. Probably would give it 3 1/2 stars, if I was able.
Sonja
Feb 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this novel as an audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed it! Flavia is hysterical and ingenious, her machinations brilliant, and yet she strikes me as a real character. The knowledge she possesses, particularly as applies to chemistry, is somewhat unbelievable for an 11 year old but I found it more endearing than annoying. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries solved by spunky characters.
Melissa Rochelle
Jun 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: abandoned, library
In my ongoing attempt to finish as few books as possible in 2014, here's another one I just lost interest in. I found Flavia an interesting character, but the mystery wasn't mysterious enough to keep me interested in reading another 200 pages.
Jenna
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Kim
Aug 10, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
lee
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Jun 25, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Mar 18, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Mar 17, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Noel
Nov 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
1morechapter
Oct 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: canadian
Natalya
May 27, 2011 marked it as to-read
Christi
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jen
Jul 30, 2016 marked it as to-read
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Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Leslie
Nov 30, 2010 marked it as to-read
AmandaLil
Oct 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2012
Emily
Oct 03, 2010 marked it as to-read
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Jul 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Jun 02, 2010 marked it as to-read
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May 08, 2010 marked it as to-read
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Apr 24, 2010 marked it as to-read
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Apr 20, 2010 marked it as to-read
Bonnie
Apr 18, 2010 added it
Shelves: wishlist
Sony
Apr 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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