I loved the character Julie after reading this book. It is not your classic mystery so it did surprise me that I liked it but then again I liked one of the early Trixie Belden books which really wasn't a mystery, so this style mystery book wasn't a shock to me.
Julie lives in San Fransisco in the 1970's with her mother and sister (her parents are divorced).
In this story she likes the new girl in her class Carla Warner but Carla tells Julie a number of stories that don't add up and causes some major confusion and concern for Julie.
I bought more Julie books to read in the American Girl Mystery Series based on the strength of this book.
The premise of the book is great as it comes from the famous quote from Sir Walter Scott:
"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."