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Literacy Focus Week 3

By Miss Ravenscroft

Literacy Focus Week 3

Book Review

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, a place for the brightest youngsters of America, set up by rich tycoon Albert Ellingham. Stevie has an ambitious plan: to solve the (cold case) murders of Albert Ellingham’s wife and daughter. The only real clue is a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” The story follows Stevie as she sets herself the daunting task of solving one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.

Word of the week

peccant

adjective – Sinning, guilty of a moral offence