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A Study in Charlotte, by Brittany Cavallaro

16 reviews

skaruto2's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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lilifane's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.0

I can't believe I had this for 5 years and only read it now. Ooops. I almost gave it away last year... Thank god I'm stubborn and decided to read it first since I'd spent money on it. Because this was actually a lot of fun to read. 
It's basically about Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, two teenage descendants of the famous Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, who somehow end up at the same US boarding school when people start being murdered. 
If you expect some kind of deep story, believable actions or lots of crime solving and plot twists... this is not it. Tbh, I was not interested in the mystery plot at all here. It's really an interpretation of Holmes and Watson as modern teenagers that made this interesting for me. And I enjoyed how they, their relationship and other known characters from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are interpreted here. But what I loved the most was the banter and the humour in general. The book is told from Jamie's perspective, and it had me laugh out loud in the middle of the night several times. Really great one liners. 
Guess, I will read the other books in the series as well now that I know what to expect from them. 

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sapphicreads64's review

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adventurous dark
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5


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kellyhady's review

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adventurous mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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hansbookshelf's review

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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erniedresser's review

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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petrarose's review

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adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.75

loved it. i rarely read mystery type books but this makes me want to read more. i love the play on the well known stories of holmes and watson. AND THE CHARACTERS WERE SO GOOD!!! i’m so happy it was narrated by james rather than in 3rd person or by charlotte. his perspective/the author makes both their characters so much better. 

a good mix of fast and slower paced. a lot was happening but there were moments of stillness or normalcy where the two main characters and their dynamic really stood out.

i’m excited to read the sequels!

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janaikam's review

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

The plot was alright but the mystery itself wasn’t my favorite. Too broad and felt like something you weren’t meant to solve

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esmeralda's review

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funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Enjoyable and mildly addictive. 
The drug use did leave me with mixed feelings though. 

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meghanm404's review

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adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0


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