The Great Shelby Holmes (Book Review)

[The recent review of The Great Shelby Holmes posted by Elise Elliot (JHWS “Lucy”) piqued Chips’s interest. He read the book and shares his thoughts here. -Selena Buttons]

Cover image of The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth EulbergI love to read books that capture my attention and bring me into the book’s world. This book did that. I have friends who believe my world is the world of nine-year-old Shelby Holmes and her 11-year-old companion-to-be, John Watson. And they are right.

I was at the point of wanting a story to remember in, and this is one. My growing up years were not in New York. I come from a totally different background.

This book drew me in just like in the adult Canon. I became 11 year old John Watson and had a great time. I experienced how to accept and be a friend.

The mystery does resemble one from the Canon and is done well. I felt refreshed and ready to read the next one that I hope will follow.

So, to all 11-year-olds and 9-year-olds, you will like this story. Be prepared to explain it to all the adults who ask you to read this story to them. I hope you find the ones who are half Men and Women and still half Boys and Girls. The rest do not count.

-Chips


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The Great Shelby Holmes (Book Review) — 3 Comments

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed the book, too! The sequel is out on September 12th. It’s called The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match. I, personally, am VERY excited.

  2. That is such great news !!! Thank you so much for sharing. I am calling my local neighborhood book store right now to see if I can order a copy to be sure to get it ASAP. Again Elise, thanks for your origional review. I am sure would have missed getting the book except for your great review.

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