My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sally O’Mally has a big imagination, but she’s not entirely wrong. Someone is murdering & molesting the little girls in her neighborhood, and someone is watching her. Are they the same person? Read the book, and find out.
I enjoyed this book, and read it all in one sitting , but there were some things that confused me. Little details, like ages: how old are Sally, and her sisters? There are hints given, but never a definite age, and that bothered me. We never know for sure what city the novel is set in, and that bugged me, too.
The good points outweighed these little annoyances, however, and I have to say that this was a quite a good read. The characters are full-formed and interesting, the storyline moves along at a quick pace, and there are a couple of twists that even I didn’t see coming. And the ending is quite amusing, I must say!
One of my favorite characters is Sampson, the gorilla at the zoo, who Sally & her sister Troo visit almost daily. Sally is sure that Sampson is singing along with her when she sings “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
Overall, this is a book worth reading. Funny, smart, and uplifting. With a big heart, a big imagination, and a great sense of timing, Whistling in the Dark is staying on my shelf!