“My Secret Guide to Paris” by Lisa Schoeder


Book Description by Goodreads.com:

From the author of the Charmed Life and It’s Raining Cupcakes series comes a novel of family, friends, and a Paris adventure that readers will never forget!

Nora has always wanted to see Paris, thanks to her Grandma Sylvia’s stories. But when Sylvia suddenly passes away just months before their planned trip, Nora thinks she’s lost everything.

Nora still dreams of Paris–and when she finds her own name on a set of clues to a Parisian scavenger hunt packed away in her grandmother’s room, along with plane tickets, Nora knows that Sylvia still wants her to go, too.

At last, Nora sets off on the adventure–and mystery–of a lifetime. What did Grandma Sylvia want her to find in Paris? Why do all the clues insist that Nora’s mother be with her? And could the key to healing and forgiveness be found at the top of the Eiffel Tower?

Review by Alyssa:

I loved the book because it was heart warming and mysterious.  Nora was planning on going to Paris with her grandma, until her grandma gets hit by a car and dies.  Nora finds a file with her name on it in her grandma’s things.  She finds a map, letters and, and a locked box.  She finds tickets to Paris and goes with her mom.  Nora goes to various places and eventually finds what she is looking for.

Nora and her mom are the main characters and they are not very close in the beginning.  My favorite part of the book was the ending because it was very heart warming.  I would recommend this book to middle school kids who like realistic fiction and mysteries.

Book Rating: 5/5 Stars

This book is available on Amazon.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s