Friday Barnes, Girl Detective (Friday Barnes Mysteries)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.839125

“A must-have series for middle-grade readers.” ―Booklist

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, 2017

Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl!

When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country―and discovers it's a hotbed of crime!

Soon she's investigating everything from disappearing homework to the terrifying Yeti haunting the school swamp. But the biggest mystery yet is Ian Wainscott, the handsomest (and most arrogant) boy in school who inexplicably hates her. Will the homework be found? Can they ever track down the Yeti? And why is Ian out to ruin her?

With black-and-white art throughout, Friday Barnes, Girl Detective is the launch of an exciting new mystery series that "will keep readers laughing from start to finish." (Publishers Weekly)

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on January 19, 2016 by Roaring Brook Press
ISBN-10: 1626722978
ISBN-13: 9781626722972
33 Book Reviews
  • princessheart
    princessheartalmost 4 years55 stars
    It is a really good book about a girl called Friday Barnes. She was called Friday because her parents thought she was born on a Friday but she was actually born on Thursday. Her uncle, Uncle Bernie works for a police thing and he gets a case about a stolen diamond. She solves it and gets a reward of 50,000 dollars. She then decides to use the money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country, Highcrest academy. When she gets there she meets a boy named Ian Wainscott, who hates Friday and loves Pranks. Not only that Friday has to solve many mystery’s at Highcrest Academy, including one on a swamp yeti. So far it is a really good book. I would recommend it for ages 10+ because of some of the words wouldn’t be understood by any age lower.
    • icecreamlady123
      icecreamlady123over 5 years55 stars
      I love it!!! Such a good book!!
    • bookworm88
      bookworm88over 5 years
      seems so cute wanna read
      • maddyover 5 years
        I really love this book, R A Spratt is the funniest author EVER!!!!
        • fluffycat123
          fluffycat123over 5 years
          I really want to read this book. It looks so interesting!
          • momosnowflake
            momosnowflakeover 5 years55 stars
            I wish I was Friday Barnes she is just so smart!!!!!
            • momosnowflake
              momosnowflakeover 5 years55 stars
              I totally love this book! No kidding. I was so interested in this book that I finished it only in one day!! And I promise I was not lying
              • parislover1000
                parislover1000almost 6 years55 stars
                I will rate it five stars what a good book
                • toojealous
                  toojealousalmost 6 years55 stars
                  I love this book .. Friday mom had too much kids... Right I mean who wants 5 kids.But on the other hand it was a really great book...You should read it
                  • ZOZOalmost 6 years
                    Fridays mom had a hand full of kids... right i mean who wants five kids. but on the other hand it was a great book . you should read it.