About the Book: Yours Truly is the second book in the Pumpkin Falls series by Heather Vogel Frederick. It follows Absolutely Truly and has 336 pages. It will be published on January 31st, 2017. It is about the mysteries Truly Lovejoy, her cousin Mackenzie, and the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes, solve over spring break.
My Review: Ever since I read Absolutely Truly in the winter of 2015, I’ve wanted to re-visit Pumpkin Falls. From the hilarious characters to the wonderful small town feel, Absolutely Truly was fantastic. Yours Truly picks up only a week or two from where Absolutely Truly left off. Beginning with Truly’s thirteenth birthday. I really enjoyed this book, but unfortunately not as much as the fist Pumpkin Falls book. Maybe I read it too fast but it just seemed to be lacking some of the humor Absolutely Truly possessed. I guess you could say this book was a little more focused on the mysteries Truly has to solve and a little less centered on the characters and their amazing personalities. Although the characters are portrayed well I really missed Jasmine and Cha Cha, and frankly, wished Mackenzie hadn’t been in the book at all. I suppose some of this could be because Truly is no longer new to town so she’s no longer observing things from a new comer’s perspective; still, I missed the frog dissection and snowball attacks. Nevertheless, the book was still good and had two points I really couldn’t resist mentioning. For one, the private eyes have a stakeout. This was fairly entertaining but seemed to have a little less excitement than one would expect when a group of seventh graders sneak out of the house. Secondly, there was another MDBC crossover! Not a major one or anything, but Felicia, Jess’s cousin, was present for several scenes so that was pretty cool.
Lastly, at a later date I’ll be doing a post all about Pumpkin Falls as a town, so be ready for some small town fangirling.