Get a clue

Tiffany Schmidt

Book - 2021

"After Ms. Gregoire assigns the works of Sherlock Holmes in English class, a mystery deepens at Reginald R. Hero High. Huck and Win-Curtis's younger brother-team up to solve the case . . . and while the sleuths gather clues, another swoon-worthy romance blooms in the school halls"--

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Series
Schmidt, Tiffany. Bookish boyfriends.
Subjects
Genres
Young adult fiction
Romance fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Published
New York : Amulet Books 2021.
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to: Talk nerdy to me.
Physical Description
328 pages ; 21 cm
Audience
Ages 12 and Up.
ISBN
9781419739682
1419739689
Main Author
Tiffany Schmidt (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

WWSD becomes queer high-school freshman Huck's guiding acronym when his favorite teacher, Ms. Gregoire, gives him a copy of The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Wouldn't you know it, soon thereafter Huck is presented with a puzzling mystery of his own and wonders, What Would Sherlock Do? The mystery involves his wannabe-boyfriend Win, who has applied for admission to Hero High, Huck's exclusive private school. The plot thickens when it appears that Win has sent a letter withdrawing his application and then Win's iLive page starts containing cruel, snarky remarks about friends. Win denies any involvement, maintaining that the letter and posts are forgeries. Only stalwart Huck believes him and vows to solve the puzzle of this whodunit. The latest in Schmidt's popular Bookish Boyfriends series is a generally lighthearted romance with appealing characters and a rather mild mystery that takes a backseat to the boys' burgeoning relationship. Do they ultimately get together? WWSS (What Would Sherlock Say)? Elementary, my dear Watson. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7 Up—Huck Baker, a white freshman at Reginald R. Hero High School, stars in the fourth book in the "Bookish Boyfriends" series. Huck has a serious crush on Winston Cavendish, the younger brother of his friend, fellow lacrosse player, and sophomore mentor, Curtis. Huck's English teacher assigns him Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as extra credit. Like Sherlock, Huck has an active mind and extreme attention to detail. Huck decides to apply the lessons from Sherlock Holmes to investigate who is masquerading as Win online, undermining his job, his friendships, and his chances of getting into Hero High the next year. But will his investigation ruin his chances of romance with Winston? Huck is a reliable and relatable narrator, and this story tackles many issues. Several queer relationships are depicted, though Huck hasn't "settled on a label" for himself. Huck records a teacher calling on male students more often than female students and posts it online by accident, causing an internet scandal for a classmate. There are elements of identity theft and bullying as well. No drinking, swearing, or sex is mentioned or described. Winston and Curtis are half-Egyptian, half-white. VERDICT Fans of this series know that when Ms. Gregoire assigns a book to read, it sets the framework for these modern retellings. Characters from previous volumes are involved so it helps to have read the previous books, although it is not necessary.—Natalie Struecker, Cedar Rapids P.L., IA Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"After Ms. Gregoire assigns the works of Sherlock Holmes in English class, a mystery deepens at Reginald R. Hero High. Huck and Win-Curtis's younger brother-team up to solve the case . . . and while the sleuths gather clues, another swoon-worthy romance blooms in the school halls"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The game’s afoot in the next book of the Bookish Boyfriends series—this time starring Huck and Winston! After Ms. Gregoire assigns the works of Sherlock Holmes in English class, a mystery deepens at Reginald R. Hero High. Huck and Win—Curtis’s younger brother—team up to solve the case . . . and while the sleuths gather clues, another swoon-worthy romance blooms in the school halls. Perfect for younger readers of YA or older readers of middle grade, this squeaky-clean series is sure to charm any reader who’s ever had a book boyfriend of their own.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The game's afoot in the next book of the Bookish Boyfriends series'this time starring Huck and Winston! After Ms. Gregoire assigns the works of Sherlock Holmes in English class, a mystery deepens at Reginald R. Hero High. Huck and Win'Curtis's younger brother'team up to solve the case . . . and while the sleuths gather clues, another swoon-worthy romance blooms in the school halls. Perfect for younger readers of YA or older readers of middle grade, this squeaky-clean series is sure to charm any reader who's ever had a book boyfriend of their own.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The game's afoot in the next book of the Bookish Boyfriends series'this time starring Huck and Winston! After Ms. Gregoire assigns the works of Sherlock Holmes in English class, a mystery deepens at Reginald R. Hero High. Huck and Win'Curtis's younger brother'team up to solve the case . . . and while the sleuths gather clues, another swoon-worthy romance blooms in the school halls. Perfect for younger readers of YA or older readers of middle grade, this squeaky-clean series is sure to charm any reader who's ever had a book boyfriend of their own.