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A Girl Called Justice: Book 1

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My only problem with the book is that I just don't understand why the school conditions have to be quite so bad, it's like torture! The girls are initially sceptical, but when they hear strange noises and see mysterious figures moving in the shadows, they begin to suspect that something sinister is going on.

She soon finds herself in danger as she uncovers a web of secrets and lies that threaten to expose her as well.

I loved that she involved them, and I had so much fun finding the clues and seeing if I could figure out what had happened. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will ask you to remove that use immediately.

Each book in the series can be read as a standalone story, but together they form a compelling and enjoyable series that is sure to capture the imagination of young readers. As Justice arrives at the school grounds for the first time, she finds out from the taxi driver that someone had died there just a week earlier, and when nobody at the school is prepared to talk about it, her imagination goes into overdrive. She had tried to be brave (she remembered repeating an old saying of mum’s to herself: ‘Screw your courage to the sticking place’) but, deep down, she’d been terrified. As Justice, who has been home-schooled, settles in to boarding school life, she forms some wonderful friendships, and comes to rely on these friends to help catch the criminal which, of course, leads to dangerous situations for them all. Justice is fab - her notes about the mysteries and naturally suspicious and analytical mind were just wonderful.My daughter is a huge fan of school books, from Malory Towers to Harry Potter, so the boarding school setting really appealed to her. The teachers have all the best things, in the mean time the kids have to do with cold water, frozen windows, frozen toes, they have to stand outside, they have to go outside during storms to have games, it was ridiculous.

En esta primera mitad se ven algunas pinceladas del misterio, pero no es realmente hasta la segunda mitad cuando cobra importancia y nos centramos en investigar ciertas muertes. I know I have started the reviews for the first three Justice Jones mysteries by Elly Griffiths with a gushing statement of affection, and I’m about to go full-on gush for number four, The Spy at the Window. With midnight feasts, a labyrinthine gothic school building and lacrosse matches in the teeming rain, Griffiths creates a vivid picture of Justice's new world, and although there are some murders and a little dramatic tension, there's nothing that would disturb the average middle-grade reader.

This is the second book about the aptly named Justice, daughter of a barrister, now in her second term at Highbury House Boarding School. I am still not sure how I feel about him just dumping her at a spooky and lonely (given the location) boarding school, but afterwards we learn that he had his reasons for it. On arrival, at the start of October, she describes it in her notebook: Dracula’s castle/a prison; potential for murders, high; conditions, squalid; food, inedible.

I`ve been really excited for this book since I learnt about it, and while it didn`t quite meet my expectations I did still enjoy it. Sin duda os recomiendo esta lectura, la hemos leído mi hijo y yo y la verdad es que nos ha encantado acompañar a Justina que a sus doce años con una inteligencia, ingenio, curiosidad sin igual nos ha hecho pasar muy buenos momentos y nos ha hecho pensar mucho. Justices far er forsvarsadvokat og moderen var krimiforfatter, så Justice er vokset op med kriminalitet i baghaven, om man så må sige. Justina es una chica lista y amante de las novelas de misterio que me ha caído muy bien y sobre la que estoy deseando seguir leyendo. A passed note or found letter is far more thrilling than a text message, any day or creepy night of the week.When Mr Arthur dies in mysterious circumstances, Justice soon has a list of questions in her journal: why hasn't he been given a proper military funeral? It was realistic and believable in the descriptions of the surroundings and most of the actions unlike the main character, also it seemed as if there hadn't been a mystery that had conveniently dumped into her lap, then she was so keen to find one that she seemed ready to exaggerate or go to an exstreme lengde to find one and that made her not reliable or trustworthy.

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