Review: Friday Barnes Girl Detective

Friday Barnes Girl Detective reviewed by a kid book bloggerTitle: Friday Barnes: Girl Detective

Author: R. A. Spratt

Publisher: Random House Australia

About the book: When 11-year-old Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country.

Friday is shocked to discover that the school is full of crime. Soon students are paying her to investigate everything from missing memorial clocks to a Yeti running around the school.

What I thought: I thought that this book was a very interesting, easy read. I could relate to the character of Friday because I, too, love detective novels. The story seemed to move along and there were no boring bits.

This is an entertaining, enjoyable read for both boys and girls of 9+ and fans of Encylopedia Brown will like it. There are six books in the series, with book 7 due out later this year.

Buy Friday Barnes Girl Detective.


  1. Rebecca Toltz on July 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Good on Book Boy for trying for reading and reviewing a book with a female lead character.

    I take my hat off to you.

    • Book Boy on July 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! A good book is a good book. 🙂

  2. Find a new book: what to read next | on September 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    […] Review of Friday Barnes Girl Detective […]