A Study in Charlotte

Charlotte Holmes #1

Brittany Cavallaro

fiction contemporary mystery young adult
adventurous lighthearted mysterious fast-paced

341 pages | first published 2016

The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

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Moods

mysterious 92%
adventurous 83%
lighthearted 30%
emotional 20%
tense 20%
dark 18%
funny 16%
reflective 3%
relaxing 3%
challenging 1%
hopeful 1%
informative 1%
sad 1%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 38%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 77% | Yes: 11% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2%

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3.71