Minerva Clark is a typical thirteen-year-old girl: she hates her hair, she hates her legs (which somehow manage to look both too fat and too skinny at the same time), and don't get her started on her gigantor bootie. On top of all this puberty, she's being raised by three older brothers, none of whom really get her. But when a fateful encounter with a lightning storm rewires her sense of self, Minerva Clark becomes anything but a typical teen. With a brazen new attitude and a nose for trouble, Minerva soon finds herself drawn inexplicably to the scene of a murder and determined to track down the killer. If only all the clues weren't pointing so close to someone she knows...
"I loved this book!. . . . This is the perfect mystery for girls who have just outgrown Nancy Drew." -Patricia Sanders, Barnes & Noble, Towson, MD
"Great mystery for grade schoolers." -Susan Rose, Snoop Sisters, Belleau, FL
"Karbo's (The Stuff of Life, for adults) first book for young readers. . . takes kids on an entertaining, curve-filled ride. . . .The narrator's relationships with her caring siblings and her recurring musings about missing her mother add poignancy to this cleverly tangled whodunit. Minerva will quite easily win fans who will hope that another mystery needs her attention." -Publishers Weekly, on-line exclusive
"Interspersed with Minerva's amusing revelations is an entertaining mystery with engaging characters and a positive theme." -School Library Journal
"A. . . cross between Nancy Drew and Adrian Monk, investigating a complex web of check fraud, theft and murder involving her previously-thought-perfect glamour-girl cousin, Jordan ('On the days I didn't want to be her, I hated her.')"-Kirkus Reviews
"Karbo's innovative, good-natured satire of adolescent girl behavior shines when portraying Minerva's quirky but affectionate home life, in which her t
|Series:||Minerva Clark Series , #1|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Karen Karbo is the author of a memoir, The Stuff of Life, plus several adult novels, including Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me, The Diamond Lane, and Trespassers Welcome Here-all three of which were New York TimesNotable Books-and the nonfiction book Generation Ex: Tales from the Second Wives Club. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, the New Republic, the New York Times, and Redbook. This is her first book for young readers. Karen lives in Portland, Oregon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What i thought of this book was awesome! Its a story about a girl named Minerva Clark and she has 3 brothers, Quills, Morgan, and Mark Clark. One day when Mark Clark takes Minerva to a science fair and tries a brain test it suddenly shocks, now she is a whole nother person. Then just when things have been getting strange her cousin Jordan gets arrested for a broken tail light witch had not been broken when it wasn't when she picked up Minerva. Then the next day her cousins best friend gets murdered in hid own book store and she tries to figure out who murdered him and now you just have to read the book to find out who it was. I would strongly recremend it for people who like to read mystery books. I defenetly love the minerva clark books.
This story is about a girl named Minerva Clark. When her brother electrocutes her by accident Minerva experiences a sudden change. She is now bolder than ever! One day, she walks into a suspicious crime scene and suspicious things just keep on happening. And as she reveals the answers, she reveals something that even she didn¿t expect. I give this book four stars because it is very interesting. This book makes you want to keep reading. It is a hard mystery to solve. When you think you know the answer and are almost sure that you are right you then figure out that you were wrong. And then a surprising thing happens. This book is not at all boring. I would recommend that you read this book.