Truly Tan Spooked! by Jen Storer
Harper Collins, 2013. ISBN 9780733331237.
(Age: 10+) Highly recommended for girls. Truly Tan Spooked! is a fun story of friendship and solving mysteries. Tan and Gloria are best friends and are on the case of the missing stone statues (or stonies as they call them). Together, they keep track of the different statues in town but when Tan's gargoyle goes missing, the girls get worried. Luckily, Tan's friend Molly is visiting and together the three girls are on the case. Will they find the gargoyle? What about the other statues, where have they gone?
Truly Tan Spooked! is highly recommended for girls aged 10+. It has easy to read but descriptive text and great characters. The author has captured the idiosyncrasies of young girls and their obsessions - in this case novelty pens, a love of animals and the importance of having friends.