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I So Don't Do Makeup

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What's better than a sleepover? A sleepover with makeovers! Sherry and her friends have an awesome time with eye shadow, glitter, and more hair products than a salon. But when the girls wake up the next morning with serious skin issues, Sherry is freaked. Someone must have tampered with her makeup!
 
It turns out that the mall's cosmetics kiosk has had lots of products returned by upset customers. Sherry is determined to get to the bottom ...

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Overview

What's better than a sleepover? A sleepover with makeovers! Sherry and her friends have an awesome time with eye shadow, glitter, and more hair products than a salon. But when the girls wake up the next morning with serious skin issues, Sherry is freaked. Someone must have tampered with her makeup!
 
It turns out that the mall's cosmetics kiosk has had lots of products returned by upset customers. Sherry is determined to get to the bottom of things. After all, she's a bit of a crime-solving celebrity (well, at least in the spirit world). Ghost academies around the world are impressed by Sherry's and her ghost mom's skills.
 
And if anyone can solve a mystery involving mascara, it's Sherry Holmes Baldwin.
 
This third mystery about fast-thinking sleuth Sherry Holmes Baldwin is perfect for tweens and teens who love investigating with heroines they can relate to.
What's better than a sleepover? A sleepover with makeovers! Sherry and her friends have an awesome time with eye shadow, glitter, and more hair products than a salon. But when the girls wake up the next morning with serious skin issues, Sherry is freaked. Someone must have tampered with her makeup!
 
It turns out that the mall's cosmetics kiosk has had lots of products returned by upset customers. Sherry is determined to get to the bottom of things. After all, she's a bit of a crime-solving celebrity (well, at least in the spirit world). Ghost academies around the world are impressed by Sherry's and her ghost mom's skills.
 
And if anyone can solve a mystery involving mascara, it's Sherry Holmes Baldwin.
 
This third mystery about fast-thinking sleuth Sherry Holmes Baldwin is perfect for tweens and teens who love investigating with heroines they can relate to.
 

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 4–8—In this third book about Sherry Baldwin and her mother, a deceased cop who is now a ghost detective, Sherry finds herself at the center of another mystery when her sleepover guests have a bad reaction to face cream she bought at the mall's new makeup kiosk. Was it just a bad batch or is someone sabotaging the products? It's refreshing to follow a girl who is so self-assured: Sherry "rocks" at investigating, hosts "the makeup slumber party of the century," and is followed around by an agreeable and handsome boyfriend who supports her in her investigations. In fact, the only thing that produces strife is that her mother's afterlife has been complicated by a bureaucratic ghost organization called the Academy of Spirits. They hang out in a secret part of the local Dairy Queen and are not in favor of the mother-daughter pair working closely together. The teen tries to play by their rules because the Academy can occasionally grant what is called "Real Time"—a short moment when the living can interact with their departed loved ones; Sherry can talk to her mom but she can't see her. Sherry's supernatural relationships are central to the series but also hold the story back. (Her grandpa has come back as a cactus wren, the state bird of New Mexico.) Anyone who has ever been desperate for just five minutes more with a loved one might find Sherry's beyond-the-grave relationships frustrating.—Kathleen Meulen Ellison, Sakai Intermediate School, Bainbridge Island, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385737890
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 304,118
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Barrie Summy lives in California with her husband and four children. Please visit her at www.barriesummy.com.
Barrie Summy lives in California with her husband and four children. Please visit her at www.barriesummy.com.

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Read an Excerpt

High-pitched screams rudely rip me from the middle of a delightful dream in which Josh and I both have unlimited texting. 

More screams. From the bathroom. It's Junie.

I catapult out of bed. Because Junie screaming? This. Is. Serious.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    Love it

    Awesome book for people who loves make up

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I got the sample... brilliant!!!!!! I read i so don't do mysteries and i loved but this one is even better!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    7 out of 10 stars

    I really didn't expect to like this book. Just by looking at the cover, you think that it's "just another chick-lit for preteenage wannabees" and then by reading the title, that thought is confirmed. The protagonist, Sherry, considers herself a sleuth (her name's short for Sherlock). In this book's case, she is playing detective to catch the horrible person who's been tainting the makeup at her favorite mall kiosk. I hadn't realized that this book was third in a series of Sherry's adventures. However, I read it fine without reading the first two books, so it makes a great stand-alone novel.

    Most of the plot, as you can expect, was all happy-go-lucky. Sherry, who's thirteen, has a boyfriend, an extensive vocabulary, and an oddly quick thinking process. Yet, she's never worn makeup (before her incidental sleepover), loves glitter, and hates her stepmother. Is she mature, or immature for her age? I'm not quite sure. Also, there was some supernatural elements involved; her mom, who passed away, comes to visit her as a ghost, and Sherry always looks forward to meeting up with her.

    The book was very fast-paced and fairly entertaining. I went through it in about three hours. Wasn't anything fancy to particularly stick in my mind (heck, I'm already forgetting some of it...but in my defense, it's been a few months since I've read it), and it definitely was sort of painful to read at times (everything in Sherry's life is so disgustingly perfect, which bothered me a bit). All the events were things that would never happen in real life because life never works that accurately. There were almost no surprises in the story, and when there was the teensiest trouble (the face mask caused rashes!), someone would always come to the rescue immediately (of course her stepmom is a health freak who just has soothing cream in her medicine cabinet. Really?). And obviously, the ghost mother thing. Note to author: if you're going to incorporate a ghost in the story, at least make it meaningful and realistic! Sherry's ghost mom only took away from the action!

    All in all, it wasn't bad. But it's not something that'll haunt/affect me for the rest of my life either.

    Rating: 7 hearts- A few flaws here and there, but wouldn't mind rereading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Its okkkkk

    I mean its not the best but i would recomend it to those fashionestas. They would laugh because they do make up and i so dont do make up is what they would sayyyyyy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    E

    This book is dumb. I think it would have been a better book if Sherry didnt have a perfect boyfriend at age twelve.

    There was one little scene i thought was especially stupid: sherry and josh are trying to fool the guy from discount mart. Josh tells sherry he has acting experience just because he was an oompa loompa from charlie and the chocolate factory in a KINDERGARTEN play. Sherry gets all mushy because her boyfriend is a child star actor. Like seriously one tiny little play cant automatically make him a good actor!

    There were also lots of cutesy girly abbreviations and words (like uber in front of everything) . I think the author was trying to sound like a teenager but it was annoying.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Awsome

    This is such a great book !!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Great book

    This book is great for young adults. I loved the book I thought it was cute!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Awesome

    My fave series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    Monkey girl

    I have readdl three of the books so far and i have loved all of them. This one has the best ending though!!!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    A Makeup Mystery

    What happens when you have a makeup sleepover party at your house and your friend Junie wakes up in the middle of the night screaming in pain because the night cream she put on before bed is burning her face? The first thing you do, after washing her face, is bring the cream back to the mall store Naked Makeup where you bought it from your friends Lacie and Amber. The next thing you do if figure out why it happened.

    And, if you're thirteen-year-old Sherry (short for Sherlock) Holmes Baldwin, you ultimately find out why someone is tampering with the makeup. There is no shortage of suspects.

    I So Don't Do Makeup is the third book in Barrie Summy's series about Sherry Baldwin, the first two being I So Don't Do Mysteries and I So Don't Do Spooky. In the first two books, Sherry's mother, a police woman who died and is now a member of the Phantom Security Squad of the Academy of Spirits, a group of ghosts who protect humans, helped her solve the mystery. However, her mother can't help her this time. Sherry's on her own. Of course her friends Junie and Brianna help, as do ubercute boyfriend of three months, Josh, and his friend Nick.

    While solving the mystery Sherry has enough time to go on her first movie date with Josh. Unfortunately her mother (who she can't see but can smell because she smells like coffee) makes an appearance to make sure Sherry's behaving herself, forcing Sherry to miss half the movie. Great first date!!! Sherry also has time to comment on fashion and makeup, her cute blue denim handbag, her grandmother's lack of fashion, and the Janes, a group of girls who think makeup diverts girls' attention from school work.

    So, what's so fun about the book? First of all, Sherry's mother, who as I said smells like coffee, and especially her grandfather, also deceased, who appears in the form of a bird, are imaginative characters. Second, her friends are great friends. Everyone should have friends like them. Third, the story. It's fun watching Sherry and her brainiac friend Junie, sort out the clues to come up with the answer.

    I So Don't Do Makeup is a fun read and I highly recommend it. And if you like this series, I also suggest the Lulu Dark mystery series by Bennett Madison.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Oh my gosh i love this series!!! I have read every i so dont do book!!!!!! I wish there were more!

    I love all of the i so dont do books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Lovely

    Thi
    Book i
    Akaazz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    So you know

    I loved this book. It is about sherry, a teenage detective who is helping solve a case for the store naked makeup, whose makeup gets contaminated and is ruining the stores reputation. Sherry must find the person who is causing this trouble before the store gets shut down. Also, fyi the review titled "wrong" is a spoiler, so dont read it unless you just want to know the ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Dydnbb

    Nnh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Luv this book

    I havent read it but going to read it right now i bet its going to be good ; ) I <3 SHERRY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Wrong

    Who ever said this the firsrt in the series is wrong. The first in the series is i so dont do mystereies. Also this book was good but way to predictable. Like it was so obvious that sherry was gonna go undercover to the janes. It was also obvious that crystal was the one who was contaminating the makeup.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    To the scavenger hunt person

    I cant find that. Can you say the auther on a review on uh th sercret series1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Team peeta scavenger hunt clue #6

    Last one!!!! Go to matchedy

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    good

    iv only read some pages but its awesome to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Love it

    I loveee this series

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