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Book review: Riddle Gully Secrets

REVIEWED BY MATILDA, 10, WA

Riddle Gully Secrets

Riddle Gully Secrets by Jen Banyard, Fremantle Press, ISBN 9781925163957

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.

This is the third book in the Riddle Gully series about a girl called Pollo and a boy called Will. Pollo runs her own newspaper and she’s always looking for things to write about in her newspaper.

In this book Pollo and Will are searching for newspaper material but unfortunately the town is so boring at the moment nothing is happening that’s newspaper worthy. They think all is lost until they overhear a plot to steal treasure. Is the mayor involved in the plot too? Pollo and Will (along with Dan and Ash) want to find out more …

I like that Pollo has her own newspaper and solves mysteries, Riddle Gully Secrets reminds me a bit of the Encycopedia Brown books. Even though this is book 3 in the series, you don’t have to read the other Riddle Gully books to enjoy this one.

I would recommend this mystery book for readers 6 and older — especially if you like mystery stories.

[You can read a sample chapter of Riddle Gully Secrets on the Fremantle Press website.]

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Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. rebeccanewman.net.au.