And even though Trixie is the "star" of the series, it's Mart that most has that quality. I think that's one reason I prefer the Trixie Belden books to Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys -- all the main characters have strengths and weaknesses, and they compliment each other. Pages Home About Carstairs? Stars : 5 out of 5 Pros : Characters and setting brought to life.
Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean there isn't time for one last adventure. That's why thirteen-year-old Trixie Belden and her new best friend Honey Wheeler set out to explore the old abandoned gatehouse on the Wheeler's property. They have hardly started when they find a diamond pressed into the dirt. How did it get there?
Are there jewelry thieves around? Or did someone bury treasure there long ago? Trixie doesn't know for sure, but she is determined to find out. It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I love this series. And this, the third entry in the series, is hands down my favorite book in it.
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Having said that, I must admit the plot is rather weak here. Trixie latches onto the solution fairly early. The only real suspense is seeing how she will prove it. Still, the plot keeps the outcome in just enough mystery to keep the reader engaged. Instead, what I love about this book are the characters.
Trixie and her friends seem so real here. This is the book where we finally meet her older brothers Brian and Mart they've been away at camp for the first two books. They immediately jump off the page. Trixie, Honey, and Honey's adopted brother Jim are also still very real. The transformation of Trixie and Honey started in book one is complete, and they are now the enjoyable characters we'll love for the remaining books.
Even their families are fully developed characters. Honey's family is extremely wealthy, and the servants play an important part of the story and the character's lives.
TRIXIE BELDEN SERIES
On the Banks of Plum Creek. By the Shores of Silver Lake. These Happy Golden Years. The Unwanteds. Lisa McMann. Class A. Robert Muchamore. Anthony Horowitz.
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