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A Girl Called Justice: The Spy at the Window by Elly Griffiths - Review

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

I was granted access to this book on Netgalley, so thank you very much to Hachette Children's for letting me read this. I was given a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes, but was not otherwise compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A Spy Called Justice: The Spy at the Window was published on the 26th of May 2022, I'm only sorry it took me so long to get to reading it!

You know that I love Elly Griffiths already - both her series for adults, which are among my favourite books ever, and her middle grade series. Justice has really settled into herself now, with a strong sense of self - I love her! She's back at school in Highbury when war breaks out (it's 1939) and each girl is issued with a gas mask. Shelters are built, and the girls must be involved in the cleaning and upkeep of the school (which outrages Rose - she is sure to tell her father!). Furthermore, a boys school is evacuated to Highbury, meaning the girls must share their building! The boys and girls are kept well apart, but Justice makes friends with Henry Anderson. They are put together by Miss De Vere, and told to put together some kind of co-ed sporting event. 

Justice shows Henry round the school and when they're on the top floor they hear a radio playing to itself or something, and what's more, they see a face at the window, two floors up! How could that be? And who is it? And is there a spy in the school?!

I liked this book a lot, I liked the mystery and thought it was done well. I wish there had been a bit more of Stella, but that's my only criticism. I'm giving this four out of five. 

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