The Wig In The Window Book Review #WigInTheWindow @KKittscher

I received an advance copy of The Wig in the Window from the author. No monetary compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions within this post are my own.
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When I was growing up I LOVED to read, that love for reading has passed onto my 8 year old daughter. I am always scoping out new books for her to read. When I was approached about reviewing Kirsten Kittscher’s book “Wig In The Window” I jumped at the chance. The description peaked my interest!

Best friends and seventh graders Sophie Young and Grace Yang have made a game out of spying on their neighbors. On one of their midnight stakeouts, they witness a terrifying, bloody scene at the home of their bizarre middle-school counselor Dr. Charlotte Agford (also known as Dr. Awkward).

At least, they think they do. The truth is that Dr. Agford was only making her famous pickled beets! But when Dr. Agford begins acting even weirder than usual, Sophie and Grace become convinced that she’s hiding something—and they’re determined to find out what it is.

Soon the girls are breaking secret codes, being followed by a strange blue car, and tailing strangers with unibrows and Texas accents. But as their investigation heats up, Sophie and Grace start to crack under the pressure. But even if they solve the case, will their unlikely friendship survive?

Here is a trailer to give you a little more insight into the book:

Once the book arrived I dove in (I like to read books before my kids just in case it might be too scary, advanced, etc for them). Wig In The Window is geared toward 8-12 year olds, but I can totally admit I got into it. Once I finished, this book became  one of my  and my daughters favorite night time reading books.

The story line is complex enough for the older kids (12 year olds), so they don’t feel like they are reading a little kids book, but easy enough for the younger kis (8) to understand. I, as an adult, found myself wondering what was going to happen nex,t so I have a feeling kids will be on the edge of their seats. With quite an array of characters who will have you laughing, holding your breath, and even inspire you, Wig In The Window is a book that will be enjoyed over and over.

Check out what these kids had to say about Wig In The Window:

A few more things to know:

  • First in a funny middle-grade mystery series that will appeal to fans of the humor and clever clues in the Sammy Keyes books
  • Features savvy, spunky, wise-cracking girl sleuths – including a stereotype-defying Asian-American co-protagonist
  • A Hitchcock meets Harriet the Spy set in California that reflects the diversity of the world kids live in today
  • A page-turner that combines rollicking humor with daring adventure and fun plot twists
  • Realistically explores the ups-and-downs of tween friendship
  • A wholesome read for precocious young readers who crave high-stakes and sophisticated plots but aren’t ready for the themes and content of books for teens

Kristen KittscherKristen Kittscher is a graduate of Brown University and former 7th grade English teacher who wrote the book with her precocious, funny former students in mind.  Find out more about Kirsten Kittscher, and Wig In The Windwo on Amazon and  her website. Follow Kirsten on twitter: @kkittscher and Facebook to keep up with future releases in the series.

Wig In Window is perfect for kids who love to play spy, enjoy reading, or want to guess what happens next. You can pre-order it today for the June 18 release!

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  1. 1

    I love these types of books! I can’t wait till Aubrey starts reading them.

  2. 2

    Great review! I actually just finished reading this and now my niece has it. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed a book intended for younger readers. It had wonderful suspense!

  3. 3

    I read everything I could get my hands on when I was growing up. This looks like a cute boo.k.

  4. 4

    I LOVED to read when I was young too. I remember taking a book to my grandparents for the weekend and trying to read it before I would go home. Some days I could read a whole book in just a day. I am lucky because my youngest daughter has taken after me and loves to read too! I think I should grab a copy of this book for her.

  5. 5

    I like the book already!! Love the snyopsis…now if only I had someone to read it with!!

  6. 6

    this is such a good book to get when my daughter reaches that age.