Scarlett Undercover

Scarlett Undercover

by Jennifer Latham


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Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic fifteen-year-old, ready to take on crime in her hometown. When Scarlett agrees to investigate a local boy's suicide, she figures she's in for an easy case and a quick buck. But it doesn't take long for suicide to start looking a lot like murder.

As Scarlett finds herself deep in a world of cults, curses, and the seemingly supernatural, she discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks...and that cracking the case could lead to solving her father's murder.

Jennifer Latham delivers a compelling story and a character to remember in this one-of-a-kind debut novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316283939
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Latham has had some really normal jobs and some really weird ones, including school psychologist, middle school teacher, yoga instructor, and autopsy assistant. She was born in New York City and currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Scarlett Undercover is her debut novel.

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Anonymous 9 months ago
When I first picked it up, I was expecting a charismatic and in-depth character immersed in a thrilling and swiftly developing enigma of murder and magic, however, when I sat down to read the 2015 mystery novel Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham, it didn’t live up the the experience I envisioned having during the book tasting. The first couple of pages really had me convinced it would be an engaging and fun read, but it kind of let me down as I continued to read and I didn’t even want to reach the last page of this clown college application essay. It features a young detective, Scarlett, in the fictional city of Las Almas. Her objective to to uncover the secrets and defeat the organization Cadmus, which wants to use a bottle that Scarlett’s father died to protect to unleash magic that will return them to the Djinn forms they used to possess. A little girl, Gemma, needs her help to figure out why her brother is acting strangely, a recent suicide is connected to Cadmus, and Scarlett’s vaguely pedophilic love interest is in deep as well. This novel seems like it would lead on in an interesting way and build up to a bangin’ climax, but I’m gonna be real with you, it fell hella short. The overriding theme of the novel was very hard to tell, and it seemed like it changed around several times. The whole book was a Satan’s Prada x river mud parade level of wack and disconnected. The supernatural elements of the story aren’t proven as anything but, and it’s more of an action/romance novel than anything. The criminal motive seemed unfounded and not well thought out, plus the villain had no buildup or clues to being so and was not a main character. The character development was overall not very present at all. The characters were static and didn’t have much depth, and the mystery of the suicide wasn’t even explained. All in all, it was on the level of knockoff Gucci advertised for $500 on eBay. There was really only one mystery solved, and it wasn’t a series of clues being picked up along the way than it being told to Scarlett by another character. Scarlett was entirely unrelatable, unbelievable a
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a pleasure to be inside Scarlett's mind as she moves among the adults that protect and respect her. The author's funny comparisons are a nod to both film noir and Guy Noir. Scarlett is savvy but rarely cynical. Scarlett herself is the most appealing part of the book. The crimes are just the topic of conversation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters and the story line.
kaitlyn97 More than 1 year ago