Smedette, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Smedette)
I purchased this not realizing it was part of a series. However, reading them in order is not necessarily a requirement (I didn't feel lost regarding character back stories, etc).
Flavia is delightful and I really enjoyed this book. She is clever and made me smile; wonderful role model for young readers.
The story did not drag and I look forward to reading the other books in the series.
sharrona, October 25, 2012 (view all comments by sharrona)
Flavia and I, both post-WWII Baby Boomers, have little else in common. Yet I love reading the stories and puzzling things out along with her. Sometimes I understand things she doesn't, but often it's the other way 'round. Usually the words "charming" and "cozy" are enough to turn me away from a potential book, but both apply here, in their best aspects.
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