This book is probably one of the books that really got me into mystery. It tells the story of Sophronia, a girl who is unladylike in the 19th century, which is precisely what she is not supposed to be. She is recruited to a finishing school by her mother's seemingly boring and old friend. She goes to the school and realizes it is not at all what she expected... If you are looking for an adventure story that's fun to read with some mystery mixed in, this book is for you.