Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book Review: I So Don't Do Makeup by Barrie Summy

I So Don't Do Makeup by Barrie Summy
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication date: May 2010
ISBN: 9780385737883

Source: review copy provided by publicist

I So Don't Do Makeup 

Sherlock Holmes Baldwin (aka Sherry) is becoming an old hand at solving mysteries.  When she and her friends discover a plot to put their new favorite makeup store out of business, she decides to use her new skills to find the culprit.  She even enlists the help of her ghost mother, who works for a ghost detective agency.  But, things don't run quite as smoothly as she'd like and she just might end up making a bigger mess of things than before. 

Things I Liked:
This was a fun, light, and fluffy read.  I enjoyed having something quick and entertaining to read between more dense matter.  It was fun to follow the fairly straight-forward plot of this mystery.  While there are plenty of red herrings and predictable points in the story, it is sure to entertain those tween girls looking for a new mystery series starring someone a little more up-to-date than Nancy Drew.  A cell-phone wielding, makeup wearing, purse shopping kind of girl they might even relate to.

Things I Didn't Like:
Again, pretty predictable in plot, and rather mindless in terms of anything deeper than what color of eyeshadow to wear.  But, pretty fun all the same.

Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden fans might like this series

I So Don't Do Mysteries and I So Don't Do Spooky by Barrie Summy

s-factor: none

mrg-factor: none
light kissing and hand holding

v-factor: none

Overall rating: ****

What do you read for a little fluffy pleasure?

Posted as part of Tween Tuesday, hosted by GreenBeanTeenQueen.

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  1. When I saw the title at first I thought it was going to be a book about tips for not wearing makeup! So I was surprised to see what it was really about :)

  2. Amused, I thought it was going to be like that too - it was rather ironic on purpose, I think. She loves to wear makeup in the book.


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