Recommended reading age: 12-14 years Lexile measure: 650L ~ 800L
English writer Agatha Christie, known as “The Queen of Crime”, has published tens of detective mysteries both thrilling and thought-provoking. Her most famous series follows Hercule Poirot, an eccentric Belgian detective, as he methodically solves cases all over the world. Though the plot of Christie’s novels often revolves around a mystery murder, the focus is on the detective’s reasoning and the facts of the case. Thus, the content of the books is appropriate for younger readers, engaging them intellectually rather than shocking them with gory details.