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A Study in Charlotte
The first book in a witty, suspenseful new series about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.
Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She's inherited Sherlock's volatility and some of his vices-and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she's not looking for friends.
But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe-and the only people they can trust are each other.
Talk about these questions with your friends or family when you read the book.
- Which main character do you identify with the most: Charlotte Homes or Jamie Watson? Why?Which character do you most identify with? Why?
- Do you think Charlotte and Jamie have a complicated relationship? Why or why not?
- In the novel, both main characters struggle with parts of their life in some way. In your opinion, what do you think the biggest character struggle is and how does the character develop from beginning to end?
Write a short mystery story based on any of the following story starters:
- A shrill cry echoed in the mist…
- It was the day the moon fell…
- Bleary-eyed, I went downstairs only to realize that the house was completely empty…
- Uncertainty lurked around every corner of the small village I lived in…
In the novel, both main characters use a personal journal to write down their thoughts. Make your own personal journal using cardboard, paint, and duct tape. For step-by-step instructions with pictures, click here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Journal-cardboard-duct-tape/.
Would You Rather?: Super Powers Edition
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Read the rest of Brittany Cavallaro's series (and maybe check out the classic stories and some other twists if you dare):