I've read other books for kids that take a dark but humorous spin on times past, but this one is different. For one thing, it's much better written than the others. And the plot is exciting.
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place is about girls in a Victorian residential school for young ladies who discover the dead bodies of their headmistress and a man.
The girls don't want to be separated and sent home, so they decide to hide the bodies and pretend the headmistress is still alive.
But how can they solve the mystery of who committed the murders while making everything seem normal?
The girls all have descriptive names that make it easy to keep track of which one we're reading about, and the characters are both believable and amusing.
The plot gets complicated, but not too complicated for readers to follow easily, and the book is a page turner.
Now I'm eager to read more books by the author, Julie Berry.