Remember those long summer days when you had nothing to do but what took your fancy--playing in the sprinkler, a cobbled-together game of baseball with the neighbor kids, a long summer afternoon of reading on a blanket in the shade. This was one of my favorite summer reads. Best of all, it is a sequel to Harriet the Spy. In The Long Secret, Harriet and her friend Beth Ellen find each other in the same east coast summer vacation spot with little to do and much to learn by spying on the neighbors. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the same crisp, nervy prose Louise Fitzhugh offered in Harriet. Look for other favorite summer reads from other staff members. Recommended by Kelly.
Harriet the Spy refuses to become ruffled when an unidentified person starts leaving disturbing notes all over the quiet little beach town of Water Mill. She's determined to discover the author of the notes. And she drags her friend, mousy Beth Ellen, into all kinds of odd and embarrassing situations in her efforts to reveal the culprit.