Sometimes you just gotta do something different. That’s not exactly what Zoe was thinking when she first met Digby or when she next met Digby, or even when she tried to hide from Digby but, apparently, that’s what life was thinking. Or maybe life was just in the mood for a big practical joke–with Zoe right in the middle of it. Or maybe it wasn’t life at all–maybe it was all Digby.
Zoe’s life has been in a bit of upheaval. Her parents recently divorced, she and her mom moved, and she’s in a new school for junior year. So, when she uncharacteristically cuts school one day, you can’t really blame her. Unfortunately, that landed her in detention where she met Philip Digby, the somewhat quirky, a little bit odd, somewhat cute, a little bit of a big pain classmate, who seems destined to drag her into trouble. Before she knows it, Zoe is investigating a missing persons cold case along with a slew of other unusual happenings around town. There are explosives involved, more cutting class, some lying that she’s really sorry about, and what appears to be a very strange goings on at the neighbor’s house. There’s a lot of mystery, a lot of funny situations (if by funny, you mean embarrassing), and more suspense than you would think.
Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly is a nice mash-up of Ferris Bueller meets the Scooby-Doo gang (without the dog and the ghosts). A good, fun mystery with characters you will love.
Submitted by: Ms. Bing