Friday Barnes, Girl Detective

Friday Barnes, Girl Detective

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"A genius girl detective discovers her ultra exclusive boarding school is a hotbed of crime, from missing homework and stolen lemon tarts to a mysterious yeti haunting the school swamp"-- Provided by publisher.
When Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country. The Academy is a hotbed of crime, and soon Friday is investigating everything from disappearing homework to the terrifying Yeti haunting the school swamp. But the biggest mystery yet is Ian Wainscott, the handsomest (and most arrogant) boy in school. Why is Ian out to ruin her?
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781626722972
Branch Call Number: j SPRATT 2016
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Gosier, Phil 1971-- Illustrator


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Friday is the youngest, most overlooked Barnes child. But being overlooked has given her the time to develop into a top-notch detective. After handily solving a particularly tricky jewel theft, she's given a hefty reward, and she's going to use it the best way she knows how: tuition for fancy boa... Read More »

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Feb 07, 2019


I must say I am a huge fan of R. A. Spratt, so when I found this book by her I quickly checked it out.

And don't worry if you liked Nanny Piggins and think Spratt's writing may have deteriorated, because that can't be farther than the truth! I loved these books so much that I got the third and fourth books myself, and am hoping to obtain the rest of the series.

It seems to be made for a bit older readers then Nanny Piggins, (I think Samantha's nine and her brothers are eleven and seven) since Friday is a eleven-year-old seventh grader, and her best friend, Melanie, is a grade behind, (so that would make her 13/14)

This book is awesome. If you read it you won't regret it! (Probably, all my brothers and sisters read it too and they liked it)

Jan 04, 2019

Love Friday Barnes mystery series!
New little complicated mystery in every chapter for this genius to solve!
Makes you laugh while full of a case load if suspense and mystery.

Jun 21, 2018

Love, love, love this middle grade mystery series. From the way Friday got her name to the way she thinks there is endless entertainment in the solving of the mysteries all around. She has an eye for details and an affinity for anonymity. The two cannot coexist once Friday begins attending an exclusive boarding school. Great fun!

Jan 26, 2018

i was surprised to find myself laughing a lot.

Sep 26, 2017

An awesome book, If you like Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys you will love this book. Its jam packed full of mysteries, excitement, and adventure. A must read!


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Jan 04, 2019

NOidea13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 15

Jan 26, 2018

cocobellamonkey thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13


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Apr 28, 2018

When Friday earns $50,000 after solving a bank robbery case, she used the money to send herself to one of the best privet schools. But she never knew a bunch of other mysteries awaited her there! First she solved a few small mysteries like stolen homework. And soon she helped the headmaster solve a smuggling mystery, which included one of the teachers dressing up as a yeti!
Help Friday with her mysteries with her friend Melanie Pelly!


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