Glo Ro Saves Best Treasure Chest is told from the perspective of the titled character, Glorious Day Roberts, a high school student with an eye for detail that Sherlock Holmes would envy. What is great about this story is that Ms. Wright immerses us in the character of the teenager. Glo is precocious, but she is still a kid and we are reminded of this by the frequent tangents she goes off on – exactly as a normal teenage person does. As she is conducting her investigation, something catches her attention and Glo is momentarily off the case and onto a new train of thought. However, the case is always on her mind, and she is soon back on the trail, and the momentary reprieve actually gives her a clearer view.
Additionally, there is a great back story to Glo and her family (which I am not going to give away), and as is often the case with Sean Wright’s stories, we are subtly reminded of the realities of racism. It gives us a moment to pause and reflect and think and most importantly, understand.
Each new tale further cements my awe of, and respect for, Sean C. Wright’s writings. She is an excellent storyteller, and Glo Ro Saves Best Treasure Chest is another tour de force — and perhaps the beginning of series of books detailing the crime solving sleuth.