Parents' Guide to

The London Eye Mystery

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Gripping mystery told by kid on the autism spectrum.

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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Good Novel Study

Very good mystery! Grabs readers attention and can’t stop reading. Cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. Good for 5th grade novel studies.

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Too much consumerism
age 8+

I cried in laughed

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Kids say (7):

This gripping novel scores on two counts -- as a mystery, and as a story with a compelling main character and narrator. First, the mystery is tightly constructed and solid. Too often mysteries for kids feel bogus or trumped up, with logic holes a mile wide, but here both the event and its resolution make perfect sense. Second, Ted's quirks are mostly endearing, and his eventual success is very satisfying. The author, though, is careful not to overdo it: Ted's neurological state is real, not cute, and his own awareness of it is poignant. For kids who like their mysteries realistic, The London Eye Mystery is a welcome addition to the genre.

Book Details

  • Author: Siobhan Dowd
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: David Fickling Books
  • Publication date: February 1, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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