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Greenglass House

January 30, 2017

greenglass-house-coverBy Kate Milford

Published August 2014

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • National Book Award Nominee
  • Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery

Summary: Eleven-year-old Milo’s hopes for a relaxing Christmas break are dashed when several unexpected visitors arrive to stay at the hotel he and his parents live in. When the cook’s daughter, Meddie, joins the group, Milo teams up with her to play a role-playing game in which they are detectives. The game becomes very real as the pair begins to solve actual mysteries that arise. What drew all of these seemingly separate individuals together at the same place at the same time? Who took the various items that have suddenly gone missing? And what’s the real secret behind the origins of the Greenglass House?

Review: I’m crazy about this book. First, I love stained glass windows; they fascinate me. The Greenglass House not only has stained glass windows, but the windows hold the key to mystery! How great is that. I love a good mystery and I really wasn’t able to solve this one. It had the spooky feeling of the board game Clue, where individuals seem to be unrelated and yet are thrown together by circumstance. Each person holds a separate piece to the puzzle and the pieces are revealed one at a time. Meanwhile, Milo has questions about his true parentage, since he is of Asian descent but was adopted by white people. So while he’s solving the mystery of Greenglass House, he’s also finding himself, with the help of a new friend.

Recommendations: Perfect for lovers of mystery (and stained glass windows).

Rating: 4 ½ Boots!

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