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Monday 25 July 2016

Review: Big Trouble (Friday Barnes #3)

Friday’s parents are brilliant scientists but their life skills are lacking. Friday’s father panics when he can’t find his wife. The police see the chaotic state of the Barnes home and conclude she has been abducted. You get the idea.

Friday’s life is closer to normal when she is at boarding school. The last thing she wants to do is go home to look after her dad. When the Headmaster agrees to employ Professor Barnes as a short-term teacher, Friday hopes that life will continue as normal.

However, the arrival of the beautiful but snooty Princess Ingrid of Norway and the mysterious disappearance of items around school are turning the orderly Highcrest Academy into chaos. Can Friday Barnes and her friends unmask the thieving Pimpernel and keep the princess out of trouble?

Friday Barnes is a light, easy read with enough action and mystery to keep the pages turning right to the end. While a bit on the frivolous side, its even mix of humour, friendship and action confirms Friday Barnes as a perfect escape-from-reality read.

Title: Big Trouble (Friday Barnes #3)
Author: R.A. Spratt
Publisher: Random House $15.99 RRP
Publication Date: August 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780857986993
For ages: 9+
Type: Middle Fiction