The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a murder mystery by Alan Bradley. It’s about a girl named Flavia de Luce who loves chemistry. One night, she overhears her father talking about something strange. That same night she discovers that what he was talking about was true, and she was seeing it with her very own eyes, right there, in her cucumber patch. What? Who? Where? And how? Were the questions that went through Flavia’s head and will surely go through yours will reading this book. This book is great for people who enjoy thrillers. This book is not dumb horror with monsters, but a clever murder that sends chills down your back. I think this book is good for high school students and adults. As a 6th grader, this book was a bit difficult for me. I had to reread some of the chapters multiple times. The book also makes a lot of references to history, chemistry, literature, and whatever an 11-year-old girl in the 50s would find interesting. I would give this book 4.5/5 stars, I loved this book but the 0.5 is taken off because it was hard to understand some parts. The book also uses a lot of old British English and slang. Overall it’s a great book, but requires time to process and think through the events of the story. Also, this book has a lot of description about crime and death, so if that’s not your thing this book probably isn’t for you.