Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review of Dizzy Miss Lizzie by RM Clark

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Synopsis: "Thirteen-year-old Kasey Madrid finally has the freedom she's always wanted. Instead of putting up with sitters or camps, she can spend the summer home alone in their 'new' house. Never mind that the house is a creepy old place built in the nineteenth century. The creep factor skyrockets when Kasey meets a nineteenth-century girl named Lizzie Bellows in the basement. It takes some time for Lizzie to convince Kasey she's not a ghost, though neither girl understands why they can see each other when they live 120 years apart.

The differences in their worlds doesn't stop the two from becoming fast friends. Lizzie's life isn't easy, though. In her time, her parents died in a fire many believe Lizzie started herself. As the summer passes and Kasey learns more about her own past, she is shocked to discover Lizzie is part of a terrible Madrid family secret. It's up to Kasey to go back to Lizzie's world to unlock the secret and clear Lizzie's name."

My Review:   I have grown to really enjoy these Middle Grade historical mysteries that Clark writes. They are fun, based in actual history and always intriguing. I also really appreciated that they are written in the local setting. I really connected with Kasey, being so studious and not so sporty, she is always quick to research and try to uncover the truth. I loved Avo and Ellen, they really added a rich local feel to the story. Lizzie also seemed to keep true to her times and setting in a different century. This is a mystery that needs to be solved and the different elements and levels keep you reading to the last page.
My Rating: I rather enjoyed this book, it was fun and exciting with a lot of different elements to keep you reading. I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
Dizzy Miss Lizzie was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
You can find out more about RM Clark and his work on his Goodreads Page or Website.
You can obtain your own copy of Dizzy Miss Lizzie in print version on Amazon 


  1. This reminds me of a story I read when I was young. I can't remember the name of it but this one sounds a lot like it. Looks cute!

    1. This was a really fun read, I love all the little local details.