A home for wayward girls is hosted by the self absorbed Miss Maisie. Miss Maisie may also be intellectually challenged. Audacity appears to be the only "true" orphan in Miss Maisie's care. Audacity is pulled into political intrigue by the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield.
Audacity is a remarkably precocious young lady for eleven years old. She is truly close only to Miniver, Min for short, her companion who happens to be a cat. Min is not just a sidebar, Min claims a full role for her self in this age appropriate action adventure.
Audacity is no one's fool and the Commodore finds this out to his dismay. I liked the miniature lesson in basic economics and the impact the automobile has on the fortunes of those committed to horses.
This is a book that should capture a youngster's imagination, particularly if said youngster is a pre-teen girl who loves cats. Min has a substantial role.
This is book one of a series I am sure my own granddaughter will enjoy.
I recommend it.
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