Thursday, February 05, 2009
Gilda Joyce, Private Investigator is a moving and often hilarious story featuring a smart and irresistible character. Gilda Joyce has been working on her psychic skills ever since her father died. Wanting to escape a dull summer, she finagles an invitation to spend some time with her distant relative. Upon her arrival, she meets Juliet, her previously unknown daughter of her distant relative. Juliet is sophisticated and urban, everything that Gilda is not. When she discovers the mysterious death of Juliet’s Aunt Meredith, she coaxes the reluctant Juliet into further investigating. Alternating between laugh out humor and gentle pathos, Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator is a wonderful treat for middle school readers. Jennifer Allison has created believable and endearing characters in both Gilda and Juliet. A real winner.