Open Book Society Review
4.0 out of 4 stars
What I really love about The Secret of Willow Lane is that it’s not just for kids. Maybe the target audience is for people ages 9-12, but it really captivates everyone. Plus, you don’t have to hide the book from anyone because there’s nothing questionable about it… except maybe your taste in novellas and mystery. However, do not fear, The Secret of Willow Lane is a great read, whether you believe me or not!
I read a lot of Nancy Drew mysteries when I was 10, so I know my kiddy mysteries pretty well. I was actually really happy with The Secret of Willow Lane! Not only is it a quick read for people who hate reading, it actually packs a lot of twists for such a short book! I could not believe some of the twists, and this is coming from someone who predicts half of the plots of all the books she reads. It’s quite a nice read considering the target audience; I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Jessie and Tina, the two detectives, are actually really nice characters. The author is able to add some humor to their stories, as well as feelings that siblings often feel. I like how relatable they both are; I really can’t believe this is a book and not an actual event! No matter how old or young you are, Jessie and Tina will definitely make you smile. Their life is not boring, but then again, whose life is?
The Secret of Willow Lane will make you want to go back to when you were eleven to become an amateur detective too. So, what are you waiting for? Go read it now! The Secret of Willow Lane.