The Secret Key: Book 1 (Agatha Oddly)
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Full details of your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations are available in the UK from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or your Local Authority's Trading Standards Office. My favourite character was probably Agatha Oddly herself but I also quite liked the other characters too.
The book also includes how she has to sneak out of school to investigate, doesn’t fit in at school, and other normal (well, as normal as they can be) things. Regis School on a scholarship for a whole year and is finishing her second year when she starts being a troublemaker for her teachers. The festive season has come to Sinclair's and Sophie and Lil are spending the holidays at snowy Winter Hall.This is the twelfth –” the headmaster glances up from his notes – “no, let me correct that – the thirteenth time you’ve been in trouble this term, Agatha. Agatha has grown up pretty independently and on occasion acts fairly rashly in her quest for answers, on a couple of occasions I found myself wondering why she thought something was a good idea, and then I remember I didn’t always make the smartest decisions when I was thirteen, and I must confess I probably still don’t! Agatha Oddlow has been a detective for as long as she can remember - she's just been waiting for her first big case.
Our team is made up of book lovers who are dedicated to sourcing and providing the best books for kids. The Secret Key is the first in the Agatha Oddly series, the second is already published with a third due out towards the end of the year. With a home in the middle of Hyde Park, a room full of beloved sleuthing novels, and a secret key that gives her access to a whole hidden side of London, Agatha is perfectly poised to solve this mystery.The series begins with The Secret Key, where we meet Agatha Oddly, a thirteen-year-old girl living in London with her family. With a scholarship to the prestigious St Regis School, a cottage in the middle of Hyde Park, a room full of beloved sleuthing novels, and a secret key that gives her access to a whole hidden side of London, Agatha is perfectly poised to solve the mystery of what’s going on. Sometimes the first book in a series can suffer from a bit of a slow start as the characters are introduced but I found The Secret Key got the balance just right, there are two relatively short chapters that introduce Agatha and then you’re thrown straight into the action and the adventure barely stops until you reach the conclusion.