"Hirsch leaves the day-to-day details of Hazel's life sketchy, but he draws characters, particularly adult ones, in some (sometimes-quirky) detail, while endowing Hazel with a mix of strong-mindedness and quick wit reminiscent of a younger Sammy Keyes. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Neighborhood spark plug/sleuth Hazel Green solves a double mystery, and picks up some cogent insights into her own and human nature in the process.
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