In the fourth installment of the Bookish Boyfriends series, new kid Huck has a lot to learn about Hero High, the magical Ms. Gregoire, and himself, in love.
Huck has a couple of problems he needs to solve, and if the Sherlock Holmes collection Ms. Gregoire has assigned him can provide direction, he’s all for it. Huck is in trouble after a video he made of a teacher ignoring female students goes viral. To counteract it, Headmaster Williams stipulates he make a video promoting the school. Huck is also trying to discover who’s behind the e-mails and iLive posts sabotaging his crush, a boy called Winston whose brother is Huck’s school-appointed mentor—especially since they may prevent Win from being accepted at Hero High. Huck may seem hapless, but his caffeine-charged narration is spot-on and frequently hilarious. He asks himself “What Would Sherlock Do?” and finds a way to link the video project with his detective work. Huck tries, like Sherlock, to remain emotionally detached, but Win is too hot. When Huck despairs over whether he’ll identify the culprit and win the boy, Ms. Gregoire encourages him to “write your own ending.” Huck does just that, closing the case and opening his heart. Like most characters, Huck is White; Win is biracial (White/Egyptian).
Romantics will fall for this winning romp with serious undertones.
Pub Date: today
Page Count: 336
Review Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2020
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 2020