• Title: Alexandra Fry, Private Eye: The Curse of the Lion's Heart
  • Author: Angella Graff
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Alexandra Fry Private Eye The Curse of the Lion s Heart Alternate Cover Edition B DGGNMIWAlexandra Fry is just your average seventh grader Or is she Starting a new school Alexandra hopes to leave her old life and old reputation of Loopy Lexi behind But
    Alternate Cover Edition B00DGGNMIWAlexandra Fry is just your average seventh grader Or is she Starting a new school, Alexandra hopes to leave her old life, and old reputation of Loopy Lexi behind But it s not so easy when Alexandra is the kind of girl who sees ghosts And not just any ghosts, but history s most famous They come to her to solve mysteries, when thingsAlternate Cover Edition B00DGGNMIWAlexandra Fry is just your average seventh grader Or is she Starting a new school, Alexandra hopes to leave her old life, and old reputation of Loopy Lexi behind But it s not so easy when Alexandra is the kind of girl who sees ghosts And not just any ghosts, but history s most famous They come to her to solve mysteries, when things from their past life fall into the wrong hands.Desperate to be normal and make some friends, Alexandra is devastated to be visited by none other than Queen Elizabeth the First during a lesson in school But Queen Elizabeth doesn t just have your average, run of the mill problem The thing that was stolen was a locket a cursed locket, and if it s not returned to the museum, the entire world will be in danger It s up to Alexandra and her new friends Penelope and Jack, to find out who took the locket and why Ducking security guards, breaking and entering, and finding out someone isn t who they said they were is just your average day for this seventh grade girl.One hundred percent of the proceeds for Alexandra Fry, Private Eye series will be donated to the Tucson Alliance for Autism The Tucson Alliance for Autism is a wonderful organization helping parents and kids with all levels and types of autism They provide services, counseling and peer support My twelve year old son is Autistic, and when he was younger, I wasn t sure what to do But the Tucson Alliance for Autism provided me with so much material and support that my son is now a flourishing sixth grader with friends, activities, and he s even joined the band at his new middle school something I thought he would never do I m thrilled and excited to help give back to my community and this wonderful organization that has helped so many people here in Arizona.Thank you in advance for your purchases and support of this amazing cause, and for any information please visit their website at tucsonallianceforautism

    One Reply to “Alexandra Fry, Private Eye: The Curse of the Lion's Heart”

    1. “Alexandra Fry, Private Eye: The Curse of the Lion's Heart” by Angella Graff is an excellent fun read with depth and a wonderful message between the lines. As written for children and/or young adults it was a book that I was reluctant to review since it is a move away from Graff’s usual genre and I couldn’t see her doing a book for children/ teenagers as well as her Urban Fantasy series “The Judas Curse”. To me the young adult genre is inundated with unbelievable super heroes and the [...]

    2. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three- [...]

    3. To read more, including an interview with the author, visit my blog Such A Novel IdeaWhy You Should Buy ItThis book of a seventh-grade girl who sees ghosts is clever, funny, and well written. The book, which is the first of six in a series, is Nancy Drew meets Harry Potter and is perfect for young adults and the young at heart.My Thoughts*I received this e-book in exchange for an honest review.*I have to admit that when the author approached me for this book my first thoughts were that it would [...]

    4. **DISCLOSURE: I received a free copy from the author**I really did enjoy reading this. I'll preface this with saying that I don't usually read kid's books these days unless it has to do with Dr. Seuss or the alphabet. It was a nice change of pace.After reading Angela's adult books/series, it reads as the genre that it was meant for: YA. And even though fantasy (namely ghosts) was weaved inside the story, it felt like a normal anxious just-turned pre-teen working through the horribleness of middl [...]

    5. Alexandria Frye see ghosts. Neat, right? Not so much when they are visiting you in the shower or in the middle of class. Middle school is hard enough without the other students thinking that you are a completely freak who talks to herself.Between making friends and trying to survive a new school, Alexandria manages to get on the case of Queen Elizabeth's missing locket. Finding it will be no easy task, but for Alexandria, the ghostly private eye, she has no other choice but to solve the case and [...]

    6. *This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*A very fun mystery. This one will keep you guessing until the end, but the author did a great job of leaving subtle clues along the way. The characters are memorable and easy to relate to, and the twisty plot is top notch.Alexandra is an outcast, who struggles to belong somewhere, but she is certifiably special and believes she'll never find someone who accepts her as she is. She is bullied, but remains strong and true to [...]

    7. This is Book One of the Alexandra Fry detective series. Angella is a pretty ordinary twelve year old, who is nervous about starting the first day of seventh grade in a new middle school. She shares time with both of her divorced parents. At the beginning of the tale, readers are introduced to Alexandra’s unique talent. She is able to see the ghosts of famous historical persons, who ask her help in solving mysteries. Alexandra has assisted Magellan in finding his lost compass and Abraham Lincol [...]

    8. Alexandra Fry is in a truly awkward position. On her first day in 7th grade at a new school, the ghost of Queen Elizabeth the 1st shows up during class, demanding that she pay attention to her to help her find a missing locket that if unfound, will result in a plague. Alexandra had been hoping to avoid that type of encounter in class as all of the kids in her old school thought she was a freak.Yep, Alexandra can see ghosts, and the ones that show up asking for her help are well-known people who [...]

    9. It's very fitting that half the proceeds of this book are going to the Tucson Alliance for Autism as people with Aspergers or Autism often find it hard to fit in, and are picked out as odd-balls and 'different' by their contempories at school. Alexandra Fry is just such an 'oddball' (if you want to use that word, and I don't, because being something of an oddball myself, its also what makes you special). Alexandra is friendless and alone when she starts at new school but soon befriends Penelope, [...]

    10. I don't say this often, though I wish I could, but this was a spectacular book! It may not be a lengthy novel or a serious epic, but this is an extremely satisfying creation. The author manages to hit every key part and every high note in her writing to combine into this cohesive piece, which includes the fact it's a YA novel, though it's not written like a little kids book; Alexandra, the main character, is extremely likeable and personable, and all of her whimsical wording is so charming and h [...]

    11. You know, I had a grin on my face the entire time I read this book. Alexandra Fry is so cute! I immediately fell in love with her as I followed her along on a paranormal adventure of solving a mystery for a very old and somewhat transparent friend.The dialogue between Alexandra and her friends was very believable, something I think a lot of authors who pen YA books have a hard time grasping. Her character rang true as she dealt with being the new kid, her parents' divorce, and a boy at school wh [...]

    12. I'm always on the look out for a good mystery that isn't gory. More often than not that falls into the tween category. I'm not ashamed.Alexandra can speak to ghosts, and they come to her to solve their problems. They don't care that their problems get her in trouble, they just want their problem solved. This time it is a young Queen Elizabeth and her locket the Lion's heart has been stolen.Alexandra along with her new friend Penelope are on the case. Also they are trying to figure out if Jack is [...]

    13. A well written story about a young girl, Alexandra who gets herself into a lot of trouble by have a special gift of finding things lost by dead people. Usually she finds herself marginalised at school and was not looking forward to starting a new school, but went in with a good frame of mind. She settles well and finds friends that seem to like her for who she is.A good book for middle graders and the more studious child, who will probably appreciate the topics and the troubles.

    14. This is a cute, middle-grade semi-fantastical mystery. I liked some things about this book. The main character is appealing enough, but the supporting cast is pretty one-dimensional. The actual mystery gets solved a bit too quickly and easily, and characters make questionable choices without really good reasons (of course, they're in middle school, so maybe that's plausible).

    15. This is an excellent book. As an older adult, I can say that it will interest adults as well as Tweens and teenagers. Alexandra is a seventh grader at a new school who can see ghosts. These ghosts come to her for help finding their lost or stolen possessions. Unfortunately they often come at the most inopportune times. You will love this book. I couldn't put it down.

    16. Definitely enjoyed this teenage sleuth. Ms. Graff combines history, a mystery, the paranormal and just enough teen aged angst to make it interesting without bogging it down. A good read for adults as well as young readers.

    17. Cute! Quite fast-paced, no lagging spots where you just wished the people would "get on with it." Enjoyable, believable characters. Interesting history aspects, not sure if the facts are true or not but do make the story of the locket more important.

    18. Curse of the Lion’s Heart is a cute story. I wasn’t expecting the end to go quite how it did. It could use some light editing, however. I recommend it for middle schoolers.

    19. If this was available when I was a young teen, it would have been one of my favorite books! Great reading for the YA crowd with a spunky heroine, ghosts and a fun mystery.

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