Great book with interesting and fun characters. Flavia, a 10 year old self taught chemist works to solve the murder her father has confessed too. With sisterly angst and the family faithful retainer reliving the war inside his head, Flavia has a lot to traverse to get the answers to her clues. She may be a little too smart for her own good.
Really liked the story, the characters and loved strong and fearless Flavian deLuce.
I listened to the story during my lunch breaks while I walked. Kept my mind off how much further I had to go.
The narrator has a VERY childish voice that is ok when she is voicing Flavia, the 11 year old heroine of the story. But when she is voicing all the other characters, none of which are children, then it becomes a problem for me. Personally, I don't like cutesy, so I would have preferred a narrator with normal voice that could distinguish each character instead of relying on the characterization of just the child.
The story itself was charming enough. I don't know that it intrigued/tempted me enough to make me read the next one in the series.
Great protagonist in Flavia, an intelligent and curious eleven year old girl. I think this would appeal to all ages as the story is substantial and moves along at a good pace. All the characters were vivid in my mind especially Flavia. Well worth the spend!
The beginning story lines starts with a snap and a hook
It's unfortunate that the authors wanders down rabbit trails but happily the last half picks up the pace and provides plenty of twists and turns and well dug up clues
Flavia is an 11 year old girl who is smart, witty and inventive beyond her years in delightful ways. Written very descriptively and suitable for adults and teens alike of any gender.