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Shakespeare’s Secret Book Review!

Hello there! Lately I have been posting a lot of reviews, so I thought I would add another to the collection and bring to you a review on Shakespeare’s Secret by Elise Broach. Keep reading to learn more about this super cool, Shakespeare themed mystery!


Genre: Fiction Mystery

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Published date: May 1st 2005 by

Page count: 256

Initial Opinion:

I really enjoyed this book! It is a super cool William Shakespeare related mystery that was super creative. It has a unique storyline and has well thought out characters. I recommend this book to any middle grade mystery reader!


Hero is a quiet and suspicious little girl. He father studies Shakespeare for a living and he even named Hero after a Shakespearian character. Hero moves into her new house at the end of summer, about to start at a brand new school. After meeting her neighbor, Mrs. Roth, she finds out her new house is The Murphy Diamond House, a house in which hidden inside is a 500 year old diamond that may have been in possession of Shakespeare himself. Hero sets on a mission to find the diamond an uncover the history of it.

Favorite Thing About Shakespeare’s Secret

I loved how the book really got into Shakepeare history and myths, even bringing in Queen Elizabeth. I really like Shakespeare quotes and books, and I also enjoy studying Queen Elizabeth so I had a great time reading this!


Hero – a shy and suspicious little girl who is very solemn and quiet.

Danny – a very outgoing and social boy who does yard work for Mrs. Roth.

Mrs. Roth – Hero’s next door neighbor who informed her about The Murphy Diamond House

My Rating

3.5/5 Stars

Wrap Up

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it to any middle grade reader who likes Shakespearian history.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Have a great day, and happy reading!

𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙨. 𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙤𝙬𝙣.






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