Highly recommended adventure tale for tween girls.
Beatrice and the Basilisk is an modern updating of an adventure tale. However, it seems so realistic that it could happen again tomorrow in your town. This book is perfect for tween or younger girls. While the heroine is 12, she acts more mature than most 12 year olds.
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway but that has not impacted my review.
There is another book by this author, which is reviewed here.