Eavesdropping rarely gets a person very far. Whether you are a child just learning this or an adult who stumbles upon a conversation and forgets how much trouble secretly listening to a conversation can get you in, chances are you will get hurt or be disappointed. But for the character in this book, perhaps eavesdropping is beneficial. Miles is a young boy just trying to decipher some of the mysteries surrounding his family, specifically his parents. I likened Miles and his co-detective friend, Hector, to Harriet the Spy. They seemed to stop at nothing to get the answers they were seeking. Several of the antics of these young sleuths prompted me to let out a little chuckle here and there. A funny story when it is unexpected is always enjoyable.
I was drawn to this book at first by its cover, and once I started reading, the story kept me interested. If you don’t mind reading about a character that is still in middle-school, but is mature beyond his years, consider picking up Casebook.
Profanity/Language: 4 mild obscenities; 3 derogatory names; 6 scatological words; 3 anatomical terms; 7 F-Word derivatives.
Sex/Nudity: Adults kiss several times; minors kiss; affairs and cheating are referred to multiple times; a man is mentioned to be having an affair; sex therapy is mentioned, with some graphic detail; minors are mentioned to be sexually active; porn is mentioned with no explicit detail; one mature conversation regarding sex occurs; one brief nude scene with sexual innuendo is mentioned between adults.
Mature Subject Matter:
Divorce, personal/family crises, gender/sex identity issues.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adults drink; drug use mentioned.