Sunday, May 1, 2011

No Place like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe

      When Griffin Sharpe is sent to stay with his uncle at 221 Baker Street, he is convinced he is going to stay with the famous Sherlock Holmes, which is perfect since he plans to use his ability to notice every tiny detail to become a detective one day. When he arrives at the home, he is saddened to learn that his uncle is really a cooky man with a strange knack for inventing astounding devices who lives in 221A while Sherlock Holmes lives in 221B. When Holmes is not available to take a case, Griffin and his uncle must step in and take the case, which takes them on an exciting journey for truth: both about the crime and their family. Will the two unlikely heroes save the day?

      This book is a great read for younger readers. The story is fast-paced and full of adventure and excitement. Griffin is an eccentric but likeable hero. His uncle has a rough exterior but the reader finds out why and sees his true heart beneath. The added element of Sherlock Holmes is catchy. Biblical truths are throughout the book as Griffin is put in awkward or difficult situations and must rely on God for help. This is a good series for young readers who love adventure.

     The added mini-mysteries in the back are a bonus for any young budding detective.

I received this book free from Booksneeze for the purpose of reviewing it. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

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