The Case of the New Kid on the Block by Barb Asselin

The Alex Mysteries (Prequel)
Category:  children's fiction, mystery and suspense
Publisher: Asselin Group Online Publisher
Release Date:  June 24, 2015
My Rating:  3 Stars


A new sleuthing team is in town!

Lexi is a regular girl trying to survive middle school and mind her own business, but someone is targeting her. She keeps finding nasty notes on her locker between classes. The most likely culprit is the new kid in school, Alexander.

Join Lexi as she searches for clues and tries to catch the bully red-handed.

In this prequel to a new youth mystery series, you are sure to be inspired to find your own sleuthing partner!

Mini-Review (for a mini-book):

Misunderstandings, social awkwardness, poor means of handling situations,boys...these are the hallmarks of Junior High. The New Kid on the Block is a story with a lesson. A bit of sleuthing is used as a means of teaching children how to be a good friend, and how relationships with the opposite sex don't have to become stilted and uncomfortable in adolescence. My criticism would be that it reads more like a book for elementary aged students. Who knows though...I'm a few years (wink wink) out of Junior High.

I received a galley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My thanks to the author and publisher.

Barb Asselin is a college professor and best-selling author who is published in many different genres including education, law, real estate, writing, online business, golfing, crafting, parenting, internet marketing, entrepreneurship, baby sign language, fitness, office administration, children's fiction and children's non-fiction.

She is an avid reader of many different genres and has been passionate about writing since grade school when she wrote her first short story about vampires. This was in the 1980s....way before Twilight!

Barb has been creating and administering websites and social media accounts since 2006. She loves to learn and apply the latest traffic techniques and online sales strategies to see what works best. Her daughters call her a "computer geek" and she is OK with that.

She loves to teach through her courses, books, and textbooks, and strives to make a connection with each student and reader. Barb lives in Canada with her husband, Mike, and two adorable daughters, Casey and Jamie. They enjoy music, skiing, golfing, running, and mixed martial arts.