Mischief at Midnight
Janet isn't like anyone the other girls have ever met before. She's cool, confident, and a little rebellious, so Edie is thrilled that Janet seems to like her. And as Edie's friendship with Anastasia becomes rocky, Janet is the only one on Edie's side. But when mysterious things begin to happen, Edie starts to think that Janet may not be all she seems--and suddenly events take a dangerous turn. Will Edie be able to salvage her friendships and uncover what's going on before the clock runs out?
I absolutely love the mystery of these books. The whodunnit that runs throughout this book with the boarding school setting, makes this one I couldn't put down. Edie is a great main character who I have enjoyed getting to know these past two books. She's extremely loyal to Anastasia and doesn't ever want her to get in trouble. She's always willing to take the blame. Her close relationship to the headmistress Miss Fotheringay makes her an easy target for the other kids. I loved that Esme really shows girl relationships at such a young age. It's easy to forget how much we want to handle everything by ourselves. Which you see a lot with Edie. She has come from a hard background and you can see that she doesn't trust adults. Many times throughout this book she doesn't tell a teacher or Miss Fotheringay what's really going on. She believes she can handle it herself. Which most of the time she does. But I loved her relationship with Miss Fotheringay. She really wants to take care of Edie and protect her.
This book is fun and exciting to read. Especially if you like boarding schools and mysteries. It's got a great thrill factor and you never know who to trust. This is a great book for those kids that love mysteries and trying to figure out themselves who the suspect is. A great and exciting read for many young kids, boys or girls.
Janet is an interesting character, if not a pleasant one. There are not a lot of students whose aim it is to get kicked out of school, but middle school certainly makes just about everyone entertain those thoughts from time to time!
Drama, intrigue, and lots of unauthorized adventures make Mischief at Midnight a great read for students who harbor fantasies of attending a British boarding school.