6th March 2017, O'Brien Press, 160 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Summary from O'Brien Press
There’s an intruder in the clubhouse!
The gang find the door left open, crumbs on the table and hairs on the floor. Someone has been sneaking in when nobody’s home.
Join Cass and the Bubble Street Gang as they investigate The Clubhouse Mystery.
This is a fun story filled with generous grannies, truth bending, and friendship (as well as the opposite of friends) Cass and her friends have a bucket load of imagination, sometimes a bit too much. I smiled a lot over the building of the clubhouse, by the awesomeness of Lex's grandmother, by how trying school life is for them and the lesson they learn from finding some treasure. I enjoyed the safety driven concerns from Nic which Cass tried not to hear, but they don't stop him from having fun, his own acting hang ups do that for him.
The trio nearly break the law in trying to find their clubhouse intruder, but common sense prevails and they go for a less illegal plan which had me surprised by the intruders' identity and the consequences of them being caught. It's a feel good read full of nostalgia of my own childhood clubhouse (a rickety shack in my garden) where I played cards (not poker!) with my family.
For more laughs and drama check out the Jesper Jinx series, the latest book I've reviewd is Jesper Jinx #6 Best Friend by Marko Kitti (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E)