The main character of this funny middle school mystery is Matt Stevens, a private eye at Franklin Middle School. He just accepted a job from Vincent "Vinny Biggs" Biggio, the kid behind every deal, from black market candy to forged hall passes. If you get on the wrong side of Vinny, then you get sent to the Outs club, the least popular club, by being shot with a squirt gun. Nicole Finnegan a.k.a. Nikki Fingers, a feared squirt gun assassin, is sent to the Outs, Matt is determined to find who did it. The problem is, Nikki had countless enemies. Matt is going to have to tread very carefully.
Though this book was kind of silly in a way, it was funny too. It used a lot of the language associated with hard-boiled detective stories, but it's set in a middle school. And of course, no one actually gets killed, just humiliated. There was a sort of love triangle-ish thing going on in the story, and a few surprising twists at the very end of the mystery.
Read The Big Splash:
- if you like mysteries
- if you like books set in middle schools
|Very Good! I would recommend this book!|