I’m sorry I haven’t been doing blogs for a long time, but it’s school holidays now which means lots of reading and other activities.
The exploding loo is very awesome and I have read it all. There are three main characters Porter, Holly and Noelle, aka Know-all, the main one, who is very intelligent.
It all starts when a portaloo (a toilet that you can move from one place to another) explodes! You might have expected that from the title. And what is worse, Noelle and Holly’s dad is in it at the time and now he’s missing. BUT although they find poo and a pair of shoes they don’t find any bits of exploded person.
It’s a mystery, and Noelle decides to solve it. All through the book she picks up CLUES. I don’t want to give the story away but like: CLUE 1: It is statistically unlikely that dad spontaneously combusted.
Some of these clues are important but others are RED HERRINGS.
Noelle and Porter and Holly contact each other by writing weirdly like this: « u mit oona com here 2 8 the cantne is awfl its fish everyday blablabla. » It’s a kind of code.
A big part of the story is a school called LOSERS which means: Lindon-based Opportunities for the Superior Education of Remarkable Students. It’s for clever children. Or is it?
I was really freaked out at the end of the book because when the mystery is solved it was not what I was expecting at all. SURPRISE!
At the end Noelle says she might look for other cases to solve. I think they should be called:
1) The Case of the Missing Weetabix
2) The Case of Invisible Thief
3) The Case of the Zombie Sister.
It’s almost my birthday in a month and a bit, I am going to have a pyjama party with my best friends Anna, Romy, Clémence and Noémie. We will have pizza and watch a film so if you have any good ideas for films or shenanigans good for 9 year olds then let me know.
This book is by Rachel Hamilton, here is her very cool website, and she sent it to me because she heard I like reading, so thanks, Rachel