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Secrets at the Chocolate Mansion (Maggie Brooklyn Mystery Book 3)Originally osted on my blog Ciao BellaLeslie Margolis novels have lately been a mixed bag for me One Tough Chick was Most Definitely A Miss But definitely a miss but first few books in the Maggie Brooklyn series left me uite impressed And so I was willing to give her most recent novel and the third Maggie Brooklyn mystery a try Going in with lower expectations I m enjoyed Secrets at the Chocolate Mansion but that s not to say it was Sword Of The Spellbreaker perfect With a fewroblems That Were Hard To were hard to this novel was a solid read although I was really hoping for another outstanding middle grade mysteryMaggie has developed a reputation for not only her dog walking skills but also her knack for solving mysteries When her good friend Sonya s bakery runs into a multitude of Secrets Revealed problems Maggie isut on the case While the mysteries in this series are The Sugarspear Chronicles The Complete Collection predictable I love the variety of situations Maggie finds herself in My baking loving self makes it hard to turn down a book with a sweet shop involved The author clearly excels in developing a middle school environment due to everything from Maggie s home life to her interactions with friends I was completely immersed in the story However I have to uestion how everything works out in the end I don t want to give anything away but there are just too many coincidences for me to believe the solution to the mysteryMaggie is a strongrotagonist one who is both true to life and memorable Just as Margolis story is well crafted I found Maggie s The Body Snatchers A Real Alien Conspiracy personality to be realistically developed as well Her dialogue and actions only strengthen that idea there s no doubt in my mind that the author knows her audience I can t say the same for all of the secondary characters While I love Maggie s twin brother Finn who Iersonally think deserved time in the book other characters seem to have been last minute additions to the story and not in a good way Many unfortunately appear to be weirdly out of All The Devils Here Library Edition placeOn aersonal note one of the supporting characters a friend of Maggie shares that she has diabetes about halfway through the book As a Type One Diabetic I was surprised and happy To See That As see that as is a disease not commonly included in MG and YA books but further reading led me to disappointment If you are going to include such a life changing condition I would hope that it wouldn t be mentioned with a very minimal explanation and a confusing one at that This along with typos that could easily confuse a reader I sure was caused my enjoyment of the story to diminishOverall Secrets at the Chocolate Mansion. Take your cookies elsewhere That's what the note said in neat block like rint attached to a box of Girl Scout Cookies Someone is out to sabotage the new sw. Wasn t necessarily BAD but I wouldn t go so far to call it a favorite I struggled to believe the ending and some it a favorite I struggled to believe the ending and some the characters needed development On the Taming The Tornado Tube 50 Weird And Wacky Things To Do With A Tornado Tube positive side Maggie was a wonderful main character and I can t see why the intended audience wouldn t fall in love with her Here s hoping that the next book in the series is an improvement I really liked the whole series Very interesting story From reading this book you could feel the tension the haunted mansion vibes ghosts and the creepiness This story revolves around a mystery of a threatening note on a box of girl scout cookies Each time Maggie finds a clue I become and excited though most releavels I saw coming but still eually enjoyable Maggie s friend Sonya and her mother have opened up a soda fountain in Brooklyn but on opening day there are lots ofroblems Salt turns up in the Secrets Revealed To Making Money And Achieving Financial Freedom From Home Or Anywhere pie and a baseball goes through the window with a note stating Take your cookies elsewhere Later a critical shipment of chocolate chips goes missing Maggie starts investigating but there a lot of other things going on in her life Her boyfriend Milo won t return her texts She babysits the little boy who owns Nofarm and thinks that he may be talking to the ghost who is supposed to inhabit his apartment building which used to be the mansion of a chocolate entrepreneur Is the mansion really haunted And who is out to ruin Sonya s SweetsStrengths I really enjoy Margolis work even though I m not a fan of New York City or clue oriented mysteries I love her characters the age appropriate romancesthe fun family interactions with Maggie s twin brother Finn The dogs from her dog walking business are an added bonusWeaknesses I read this just before Netgalley archived the title so I couldn t remember any of the names This is not a fault of the book it is a weakness in my comprehension I tend not to remember the endings of books as well Still interesting Maggie s mystery kept me guessing and interested even as an adult I found her clever Greatlot and Perspectives On The Haunted Converted Mansion I on the haunted converted mansion I this kids book was fun to read than expected As osted on Outside of a DogBroadcast News is one of my favorite films of all time and in it Albert Brooks character Aaron says something along the lines of the devil will convince us that we re all just salesmen I ve always loved this speech not the least because Brooks so beautifully delivers it but because I could relate I was a Girl Scout for many years I sold cookies Luckily for me there wasn t an enormous. Eet shop in the neighborhood and Maggie Brooklyn is on the case If only she weren't so freaked out herself lately Maggie's new dogsitting gig has her and he.

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Amount of ressure to sell the most and I got by Now as a librarian I have kids and teenagers coming in waves selling fruit candy wrapping aper and coupons And all of them have this desperate gleam in their eyes as if their life depended on every sale Given the state of school budgets that s robably not half wrong The ressure on every sale Given the state of school budgets that s robably not half wrong The Carnival pressure these kids is enormousNow why am I bringing this up in a review about a middle grade mystery novel about a haunted mansion Read it yeslease do and you ll see Because amidst all the clues and Chills And Chocolate Ms and chocolate Ms is saying something important The ressure to succeed can be crippling and not just for children When Maggie Brooklyn s friend Sonya s family opens a new soda shop and the Grand Opening is marred by a sugarsalt swap a clumsy or is she soda jerk and a smashed window with a threatening note Maggie takes up the case Things continue to go wrong and Sonya s mother the roprietor is ready to cut her losses almost immediately rather than risk being a complete failure Add to this a new babysitting gig in a supposedly haunted mansion for a lively three year old who has a see through friend who sings haunting songs Pile on top of that a D on a history test and a boyfriend who won t talk to her and it s no wonder that Maggie is starting to crack But with the help of her twin Finn and some good old fashion gumption Maggie manages to save the day from soda shop saboteurs ghosts extra credit and stubborn seventh grade boysMs Margolis has at least one thing going for her in a very impressive way she knows middle schoolers She knows how they talk she Knows How They Think Between The Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries And how they think Between the Maggie Brooklyn mysteries and Annabelle Unleashed series Boys Are Dogs etc she almost has the market cornered on smart funny realistic girls Her books are mightily enjoyable and subtly broadening You won t even notice you re becoming a well rounded My Funny Sad Life Fighting For Authenticity The Defiant Act Of Being Loving Flaunting Your True Self person until you just are Content Has a gay couple Book My least favorite Maggie Brooklyn Book so far Not the best end to the series but not too horribleto not get 3 stars This book has a nice twist to the mystery So fun and exciting that I did not want to stop reading I would say this novel isretty good but it is not enough to be called good Firstly Leslie Margolis did not describe much about the characters and for me as a reader it s a Distant Origins problem It s like I can t reallylay with my imagination because she didn t tell what the characters look like The good thing is that the ending is not Predictable so I give this book 3 star. R twin brother Finn hanging out in what they fear may be a real haunted mansion And it's hard to solve real life mysteries when you think you're seeing ghos.