Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer

Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer

This middle-grade graphic novel for fans of Roller Girl and Smile introduces Jamila and Shirley, two unlikely friends who save each other's summers while solving their neighborhood's biggest mysteries.

Jamila Waheed is staring down a lonely summer in a new neighborhood--until she meets Shirley Bones. Sure, Shirley's a little strange, but both girls need a new plan for the summer, and they might as well become friends.

Then this kid Oliver shows up begging for Shirley's help. His pet gecko has disappeared, and he's sure it was stolen! That's when Jamila discovers Shirley's secret: She's the neighborhood's best kid detective, and she's on the case. When Jamila discovers she's got some detective skills of her own, a crime-solving partnership is born.

The mystery of the missing gecko turns Shirley and Jamila's summer upside down. And when their partnership hits a rough patch, they have to work together to solve the greatest mystery of all: What it means to be a friend.

Title:Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer
ISBN:9780525552864
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    Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer Reviews

  • Betsy

    Have you ever tried to write a mystery? You’ll never respect your favorite mystery writers as greatly as when you try to pen one of those puppies yourself. Kids love mysteries too. I remember when I...

  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]

    Definitely looking forward to more in this series. ...

  • Jenn

    First volume in a middle grade mystery series for lovers of Telgemeier, Hale, and Jamieson. Imagine Sherlock in Canada with Watson and Sherlock as middle grade girls. Plot kept me going and the shout ...

  • Tammy

    Cute graphic novel with a fun mystery and lots of diverse characters! ...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusIn this full color graphic novel, Jamila Waheed has moved to a new neighborhood with her family, including two older, and very busy brothers. Her mother is working from...

  • Alicia

    This one just didn't do it for me. There wasn't anything particularly intriguing about the storyline that spoke to me, yet I understand that the concept of friendship is heavily relied on (in the sens...

  • Emma

    Cute. Not life changing but a fun, low stakes (as in not scary or violent) mystery for the younger set....

  • Mandy

    Middle Grade Graphic Novel: Realistic Fiction/ Mystery. Jamila has just moved to a new neighborhood at the start of the summer. She is looking forward to perfecting her basketball skills, but then her...

  • Stephanie Tournas

    This middle grade graphic novel is a refreshing take on friendship, via a mystery. Shirley and Jamila are two kids trying to find their place in the social fabric of their neighborhood. Shirley Bones,...

  • Melanie Dulaney

    Graphic novels are typically not a genre that I am drawn to, but there are some notable exceptions-Roller Girl, New Kid and now Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer. Gillian Goertz has written an excell...