My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a great mystery for middle school girls and older. It is very much like Nancy Drew, except that the girls are in the 7th grade. They go to a Catholic girls school and the Red Blazers are the uniform of the upper school. The girls come from different backgrounds, but they are all day students.
The girls are bright and inquisitive and they soon stumble on a mystery involving the old church which is part of the school. There is some suspicious activity going on and a puzzle to figure out. Margaret, the brightest and best student, figures out some of the clues which involve geometry and the author even has her give a geometry lesson.
I liked this book because it combined ingenuity with good school work. Maybe it is the teacher in me, but I love the way Margaret explains how geometry can help them solve the puzzle and the other girls each come up with clues based on things they have learned. The school aspects aren't heavy handed, but it gives the reader a better understanding of how what they learn is useful.
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