Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Middle Grade Monday (arc review): The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. 352 p. Scholastic Inc., March 27, 2018. 9780545946179. (Review of arc courtesy of book seller.)
Middle Grade Monday features The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. If you loved The Westing Game or the Mr. Lemoncello books, you will love The Parker Inheritance.
Twelve-year-old Candace is not happy having to move into her deceased grandmother's house after her parents' divorce. But she makes a friend in next door neighbor, Brandon, whose favorite book is The Westing Game. When she finds a cryptic note from her grandmother, the two embark on a quest to solve the puzzle of "the Parker Inheritance." This is no lighthearted lark as their research uncovers some town secrets and its painful history of racism. As readers bounce from the present day to the 1950s south and back, clues are slowly uncovered leading to a satisfying conclusions. The Parker Inheritance is due out in late March.