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Carly Keene, Literary Detective: Braving the Brontes

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.

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Carly Keene Literary Detective: Braving the Brontes will appeal to young readers with literary tastes. Not only will this suspenseful story engage readers in its own right, it also will inspire tweens to read the Brontes' classic novels and to examine the differences in gender roles, attitudes, and ways of life between the 19th century and today.

Literary adults will pick up on some of the Jane Eyre plot hints in the text, but readers don't need to have read the Brontes to understand what happens to Carly or to appreciate what she learns about the differences between her culture and that of the famous authors. Illustrations by Nick Guarracino help move things along.

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