Wig in the Window - Kristen Kittscher

Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher

Sophie Young and Grace Yang have somehow agreed that spying on after midnight is the best way to spend their sleeping hours. They haven’t come up with any leads, but between Grace’s corkboard covered in mugshots of the FBI’s most wanted, and Sophie’s interest in chi flow, they’re bound to run into something. When they do however, they almost topple in over their heads— the weird guidance school counselor, whose name turned up nothing on Google before she moved to town, has a very suspicious conversation with someone on the phone and maybe possibly has murdered someone in the kitchen! Or is chopping them up!

And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Check out the trailer on YouTube.

This book is filled with nostalgia for me as I lived vicariously through these seventh-grade sleuths, since I never went on any midnight spy missions of my own. As the girls hone their detective skills and deductive reasoning, we went on a wild ride as assumptions are challenged and their very friendship is pushed to the limit. It’s a wild adventure that reminds me of classic middle-grade mysteries that were filled with risk. Who knew that twelve-year-old girls could get into such thrilling life-or-death scenarios?

I’m really glad the fact that Sophie’s obsession with chinese philosophy, feng shui, tai chi and mando/canto-pop was addressed, albeit by a very angry Grace during an argument, but addressed nonetheless. I’m curious to see how these two girls develop during the next book. I mean, through this book they’ve learned just how much they value one another, right? Their friendship will certainly have changed the next time they sneak out at night.

I'm definitely gonna read the next Young & Yang adventure: Tiara on the Terrace.

Pages: 368
Year: June 18th 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Read: 1 Jun 2017 to 6 Jun 2017
Stars: 4 (really like it)