About the book: There's a murderer on the loose—but that doesn't stop the girls of St. Etheldreda's from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce.
The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent home—unless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neighbors that nothing is wrong.
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place is a smart, hilarious Victorian romp, full of outrageous plot twists, mistaken identities, and mysterious happenings.
My review: This book was so fun! It's a normal Sunday in the month of May when Mrs. Plackett all of a sudden just dies and to make matters even worse, her brother Mr. Godding, who was dining with them, dies just moments later. She has seven young lady students at her school, St Etheldreda's School for Girls, and none of them want to be sent home to their families. So the clever young ladies bury the victims and decide to keep silent about what has happened. But they don't bargain on the hilarity that will ensue when trying to keep the neighbors uninformed and things running as usual. All while trying to catch whoever killed the horrid woman and her brother.
This book is funny! The characters are all...well such characters. They all have their own individual preferences and personalities. They are all trying so hard, almost too hard, to convince others that their teacher is still alive. Even to the point of one of the girls dressing up like her and making herself out to be old. So funny! They are able to sort of appease the grown ups around them, but they make themselves even more suspicious as the story goes along. This book is completely clean and middle grade readers through adults will enjoy it. I loved this one, and I didn't want to put this book down, for fear that I would end up missing just what those crazy girls do next!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Labels: Julie Berry, middle grade book