I read this book for an article I wrote for Brightly. I checked it out of the library and read the entire book in one sitting. It was easy to read and a fun mystery to get lost in.
It’s a current-day mystery about a young girl trying to figure out how to save her family business. Someone is sabotaging her father’s hard work, so she joins her middle aged cousin in a hunt for a family treasure. The combination of humor and intrigue made this book enjoyable and fun to read. The characters go on a National Treasure style treasure hunt where they find a series of clues and have to figure them out in order to move on to the next one. While it’s a classic idea, it was done well. Who doesn’t love a treasure hunt?
Bonus: You can read this book for free with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program.
About Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave:
- Age range: 9-12
- Grade Level: 4 – 7
- Series: The Shakespeare Mysteries (Book 1)
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (September 10, 2013)
Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford has a serious mystery on her hands. Will she discover the link between her family’s literary legacy and Shakespeare’s tomb before it’s too late? Antique paintings, secret passages, locked mausoleums, a four-hundred-year-old treasure, and a cast of quirky (and some ignoble) characters all add up to a fun original adventure. Readers will revel in a whirlwind journey through literary time and space in real-world locales from Mont St. Michel to Stratford-Upon-Avon to Central Park!