by Elise Broach
Hero Netherfield, a misfit 6th-grader, living in household with Shakespeare fanatic parents and a popular older sister, hears a story about a priceless diamond hidden in her house. She decides to solve the mystery by herself, but ends up with the help of her neighbor, Mrs. Roth, and strangely, the most popular kid at school. Hero realizes she cannot ignore Shakespeare himself, the giver of her namesake, who is intertwined with the plot. Elise Broach has written is a historically fascinating, fictionally intriguing mystery. Prices starting at $6.99, US.Macmillan.com.