Bernice Takes A Plunge – Ann Harth


“Bernice Peppercorn’s imagination fills her mind and her notebooks with adventure and intrigue. She sees crimes where there are none and races to the local police station daily to fulfil her civic duty.

When a real robbery is committed in town, Bernice dives into detective mode and stumbles across vital clues that could help find the thieves. No one believes her except Ike, a one-legged fisherman who lives down at the wharf.

Bernice Takes a Plunge is an exciting and humorous adventure for middle grade readers.”


*I received a free copy of this book from the publishers Odyssey Books, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of the book*

Bernice is a quirky young girl who loves a good mystery and sees crime taking place everywhere around her and her town, where there isn’t any. She is on a first name basis with her neighbourhood police and they know her, very well. Maybe a little too well for their liking. She sees crime everywhere, even when there isn’t any and because of this, she has developed a bit of a reputation with not only her mother, but with the local police and community.

Bernice Takes a Plunge is a Junior Fiction story that resembles The Boy Who Cried Wolf and I read this book myself and am actually really looking forward to reading it to my young niece when we are finally out of lockdown. Not only is she going to enjoy the story, but she is also going to love the character of Bernice, especially her red colour hair that matches hers. This is a rarity and she loves books where the main character share the same colour hair of her. A colour she’s proud of.

Bernice starts to notice certain things after a local burglary of somebody she admires, with everyone believing that this is yet another one of her usual mischiefs. For a junior fiction book, this was actually pretty good and actually kept me really interested in it the entire time, not only to the story but in the characters within it. It’s a quick, easy and a fun little read, with some added danger that will entertain it’s chosen audience, and even entertained me! It kept me hooked the entire time and I am looking forward to reading this book to my niece. I found myself laughing while reading this book, with the quirkiness of young Bernice and the events she found herself in.

Published by ShayneysReviews

Hello! My name is Shayney Hardcastle. I am a massive book enthusiast so I created this blog as my own little place where I can write and express my thoughts and review each book I have read. I am 23 and am currently living in a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom, and love how reading let's me explore the world outside of this small town. I have also recently been sent more and more books and ARC by authors to review and wanted a place to review them that wasn't just on Goodreads and Amazon.

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