Friday, August 31, 2018

"Mandie and The Graduation Mystery" by Lois Gladys Leppard

About this book:

  “Mandie and Celia will soon graduate from the Misses Heathwood’s School for Girls, but mysteries continue to distract them. Can they find solutions in time? But the biggest question for Mandie and all her friends is, What adventure comes next?”

Series: Book #40 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! #26! #27! #28! #29! #30! #31! #32! #33! #34! #35! #36! #37! #38! And #39!) {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 22:6 at the beginning; A Scripture is quoted & prayed; Prayers; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Church going; Set around Christmas time (but only a couple mentions of what the holiday is about); Uncle Ned referrers to Heaven as the “happy hunting ground”; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, ministers, & services; Mentions of Christmas & a play; A mention of being blessed.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’, a ‘shut up’, two ‘dumb’s, and four ‘shucks’; Mentions of a fire & injuries; Mentions of a rude girl’s actions; A couple mentions of jealousy.

Sexual Content- Mentions of Mandie & Joe (possibly) marrying when they’re older; A few mentions of who-likes-who & crushes.

-Amanda “Mandie” Shaw, age 15/16
                                P.O.V. of Mandie
                                    Set in 1904-1905
                               156 pages (also available in a collection with three other Mandie books)

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My personal Rating-
This book didn’t have a sad plot, but it was sad because it’s the last technical book in the much-loved Mandie series. While we still have the first and only college year book to review, the official Mandie series is complete and it’s bittersweet. Seeing nearly the entire friend group of Mandie’s was neat and fun to see them off for a last hurrah before college starts for Mandie and Celia. Mandie and Joe will forever be a ship that gets shipped before a girl knows what shipping is and seeing just a touch more of them together in this book bumped up my rating.

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.


  1. Where did you get this book? It is now the only book I am missing to complete the Mandie series! However when I looked it up to buy it, I saw that it was at the cheapest $34.

    1. Hi there!
      I believe I got my copy either from ThriftBooks or PaperBackSwap, but it was a couple years ago! If you just watch it on ThriftBooks, they should lower the price eventually. :)
      Have a wonderfully Blessed week!