A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
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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.
What I thought
Before picking up this book I was feeling so slumpy. I had picked up 6 books this month and read a little out of each of them and put them all down. None of them were bad I just was not feeling any of them. So what is the best way to break a slump for me? Pick up a Jane Austen or a Sherlock Holmes story.
So for anyone who is not aware in this version of the world Holmes and Watson were real people and they somehow worked with Doyle to publish the stories. So they are all real people. I really liked the character Charlotte even though she is made easy to dislike. She is Sherlock Holmes as a teenage girl.
I found Jamie’s dad to be very frustrating in this story. I mean come on your son is accused of murder and your all excited that he is in the middle of a murder mystery. Just bad parent representation but I get it.
There is just something about a Sherlock Holmes story that makes me feel comfortable and that is exactly what I needed. I hope to pick up the next one before summer.