Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wish List Wednesday (75)

Partners in Crime (Slueth or Dare, 1) by Kim Harrington, May 1, 2012. Published by Scholastic.
Whodunit?
When best friends Darcy and Norah have to create a fake business for a school assignment, they come up with a great idea: a detective agency! Darcy loves mysteries, and Norah likes helping people, so it's a perfect fit.
But then their pretend agency gets a real case. Someone is missing, and it's up to Darcy and Norah to take on the search. Unfortunately, there's someone else out there who doesn't want the two detectives stirring up any trouble. . . .
With the help of hidden clues, spy gadgets, and trusted friends, can Darcy and Norah crack the case in time?
Why: Mid-grade slueths, need I say more. I love whodunits, and the fact that it is also a MG read has totally grabbed my attention.
Special A 1 by Maki Minami, 2007. Published by Viz Media.
Her whole life, Hikari Hanazono has been consumed with the desire to win against her school rival, Kei Takishima--at anything. He always comes out on top no matter what he does, and Hikari is determined to do whatever it takes to beat this guy...somehow!

At age 6 Hikari lost to Kei in an impromptu wrestling match. Now, at 15, Hikari joins "Special A," a group of the top seven students at a private academy, for the opportunity to trounce the guy who made her suffer her first defeat.
Why: Special A just sounds like one of those books that leave you giggling your head off...most likely in  public.

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