The Gallery

Written by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Set in the late 1920s, The Gallery is a fast-moving, highly entertaining read that is a combination of historical fiction and gothic mystery. Expelled from school at age 12, Martha goes to work in the Sewell mansion alongside her mother. Martha begins to suspect that everything is not as it seems at the Sewell household. Meanwhile, she discovers that paintings in the Sewell’s gallery contain messages that someone is hoping Martha will decode. The mystery was clever, and I loved the ending.

I think it will appeal to all ages; it certainly held my attention. Also, the cover is gorgeous and is worth inspecting. Cleverly, all sorts of clues can be found there too. I highly recommend The Gallery – it was a quick and fun read.

Review by Sharon Viall, Jefferson Jr. High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: 5th grade to Adults

The Gallery
Written by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Dial Books for Young Readers
321 pages
Release Date: June 14, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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