A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Genre: Mystery | Young Adult | Contemporary | Fiction
The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament.
“The two of us, we’re the best kind of disaster. Apples and oranges. Well, more like apples and machetes.” – Charlotte Holmes.
“And even so, before I had ever met Charlotte Holmes, I was sure she was the only friend I would make in that miserable place.” – Jamie Watson.
I knew that I would love this book. A modern day Holmes and Watson? What’s not to love?! And it certainly did not disappoint.
Brittany Cavallaro has done an incredible job of recreating the characters of Holmes and Watson. Despite them being in teenage form, she has got their individual personalities and traits down to a tee. And from the moment these two characters met, I was rooting for the both of them. Even Charlotte Holmes, who comes across as so secretive, moody, and throughout the book treats Watson like shit. But as we read through the book, we find as always that Holmes has her reasons for everything she does.
This is one of few books that had me reading well into the early hours of the morning, not wanting to put it down. It is a story of continuous mystery and drama, and for me the characters were so loveable that I just did not want to leave them. I constantly wanted to know what was going to happen next.
I am so glad that this book is part 1 of a series. Although I am finished with A Study in Charlotte, I am not ready to part with Holmes and Watson yet. I will definitely be continuing with the series. 4 hearts from me!