Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
Synopsis: Zoom in on thirteen-year-old Dani Callanzano. The summer before eighth grade, Dani is stuck in her nothing-ever-happens town with only her favorite noir mysteries at the Little Art movie theatre to keep her company. But one day a real-life mystery begins to unravel—at the Little Art! And it all has something to do with a girl in polka-dot tights... Armed with a vivid imagination, a flair for the dramatic, and a knowledge of all things Rita Hayworth, Dani sets out to solve the mystery and learns more about herself than she ever thought she would.
Review: This book was simply amazing. Dani is such a wonderful female protagonist--possibly one of my favorites out of MG novels. She flew right off the page and I loved every page. The author's writing is fabulous and will keep your interest throughout the novel. Dani struggles with a lot of issues, but the author conveys her story so well, and it was a debut which makes me even more surprised and happy. Everyone should give this book a try regardless of your age! :)
What I thought of...
The Beginning: Didn't really know how I would feel, and was surprised.
The Middle: At this point, I kept on reading because of how awesome Dani is. It is hiliarious, and puts you in a happy mood.
The End: Loved how Dani grew :)
[FTC: Received this book from Other Shelf Tours]