Friday, May 26, 2017

"Mandie and The Schoolhouse's Secret" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “Mandie had been glad when her grandmother bought the building that housed the Misses Heathwood's School for Girls, and now Mrs. Taft is behind all the modernization of the school. With the installing of electricity and a furnace, workers had made holes everywhere, running pipes and wires through the floors, the walls, and the ceilings.
  Celia and Mandie find that their room has a big hole in the floor and another one in the wall. What were the scary noises in the night? Did Celia really see what she thought she saw? And when Snowball disappears, do they dare search where they think he's gone? What secret is the schoolhouse hiding?”

Series: Book #26 in “Mandie” series. (To read the reviews of the previous books in this series, click the number to be taken to that review:
#1! #2! #3! #4! #5! #6! #7! #8! #9! #10! #11! #12! #13! #14! #15! #16! #17! #18! #19! #20! #21! #22! #23! #24! #25!) {There also is the “Young Mandie Mystery” series, (Book #1 review Here and Book #2 review Here!) but they do not connect together well}

Spiritual Content- Proverbs 3:13-14 at the beginning; Prayers; Church going; A Scripture is quoted & prayed; Mentions of churches, church going, chapels, & the Sabbath; Mentions of missionaries & a missionary ship; A few mentions of God; A few mentions of sins; A few mentions of a religious group; A mention of telling the devil to get behind thee;
*Note: A few mentions of a curse & a superstitious person.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘nincompoop’ and seven ‘shuck’s; Mentions of a man who was shot & his death (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of deaths, fevers, & illnesses (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of the last book’s fire (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a mean girl’s snippy & haughty comments; Mentions of dead mice & rats along with a cat catching them; A couple mentions of a murder; A mention of a man who was killed by a horse (no details); A mention of divorce.

Sexual Content- A little bit of sweet teasing/flirting; Mentions of being interested in & liking someone; A few mentions of Joe & Mandie possibly marrying when they’re older; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of teasing about looking forward to seeing a boy; A mention of the best looking girl at a school.

-Amanda “Mandie” Shaw, age 13
                                   P.O.V. of Mandie
                                              Set in 1901
                         176 pages (also available in a collection with two other Mandie books.)

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My personal Rating-
I really enjoy the Mandie series more and more as she gets older and learns new things. It’s such a great series overall, though! ;)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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