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Barrie Summy

Dear Reader:

My parents had lots of rules for my sisters and me. Too many, actually! One of the weirder rules involved dividing books into two groups: meat-&-potatoes and dessert. We could read as many meat-&-potato books in a row as we wanted, but we had to read at least one meat-&-potato book to read a dessert book.

I LOVED Nancy Drew mysteries, but they were dessert books. So, I could never ever read two in a row. I vowed to my sisters that I'd grow up and write a mystery. Maybe two. In a row.

I SO DON'T DO FAMOUS is tween detective Sherry Holmes Baldwin's FOURTH case. With help from her ghost mother, Sherry goes undercover in Hollywood to figure out who's breaking into celebrities' homes. Of course, she also meets a cute guy, goes shopping and does a bunch of texting.

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Happy Reading!
Barrie Summy

"Summy keeps the fizz in her effervescent premise."—Publishers Weekly for I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES

"Balancing slapstick and poignant twists, this should find a wide readership among young teens." —Booklist for I SO DON'T DO SPOOKY

"Funny, surprising, and charming."—Booklist for I SO DON'T DO SPOOKY

"It's refreshing to follow a girl who is so self-assured."—School Library Journal for I SO DON'T DO MAKEUP

I So Don't Do Famous / Barrie Summy / Delacorte Press

Price: $16.99 / ISBN: 978-0385737906 / Published: May, 2011

Ages 9-13/ upper middle-grade mystery

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