Monday, September 12, 2005

Down the Rabbit Hole

This is Peter Abrahams first novel for young adults, however he is already a well-known mystery author for adults. The main character is Ingrid Levin-Hill, a 13-year-old soccer player who is an avid fan of Sherlock Holmes. She gets involved in a police investigation of a local murder – she left her bright red soccer shoes at the dead woman’s house. Ingrid is a talented actress, as was the murdered woman, and she has the role of Alice in the Alice in Wonderland play be put on by the Prescott Players. The reader gets to meet Ingrid, her family, her friends, and the other players in the Prescott Players. One of my favorite characters is Grampy, Ingrid’s crusty old Grandfather. The intrigue and tension build as Ingrid gets more involved in finding out who murdered Cracked-up Katie. Ingrid is a very believable character with her self-doubt and dreams and her newly adopted dog, Nigel.

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