by Sharna Jackson
Published: Knights Of Media (April 2019)
A review by Fatema Zahra Mithwani, a 10 year-old young writer and winner of the 2018 Young Muslim Writers Awards – Aged 7-11 Poetry
Are you looking for a book that’s creative?
A story that’s SUPER cool?
Want to brighten up your bookshelf?
Then this is the one for you, my friend…
This is the one to RULE!
High Rise Mystery is an absolutely BRILLIANT book because it is so very intriguing and just SO wonderful!
It is the story of 11- and 13-year-old black sisters Nik and Norva. My favourite character is Nik, because I find Norva a bit too forceful for my liking. Although altogether different in many ways, the Alexander twins must work together to save their beloved council estate, The Tri, as well as to prove their father’s innocence… sound gripping enough?! Read on!
BOOM! Before long, their father is arrested! Hugo Knightley Webb, their friend and art-teacher, has been murdered, and Joseph Alexander has been proven guilty of the dastardly deed.
This book was GREAT, and it kept me guessing for a VERY long period of time.
One thing that I love about this mystery is that it is written in such a way that you feel like you are a fellow detective actively involved and looking for clues right alongside!
I rated this book 8.5/10 because, although it is mind-blowing, some parts are really heart-breaking, such as when you see the nicest of people turning out to be the meanest.
My favourite part is when Nik and Norva join forces, each bringing in their own unique personality and strengths to the table, and the case finally gets resolved, thanks to the strong-minded, savvy and quick-witted super-sleuths that they are!
So, what are you waiting for, my fellow detectives and thrill-seekers? Grab your copy of High Rise Mystery and soak in its captivating contemporary vibe… you won’t be disappointed.