Everything you need to understand or teach The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.
Alan Bradley’s mystery, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, is the story of Flavia de Luce, an eleven-year old girl. Flavia's search to uncover the killer of a man she discovers in the cucumber patch of her family's estate takes her on a journey. Along the way, Flavia learns the identity of the killer and the truth about her father's history and financial standing. She realizes that love exists in her dysfunctional family and that she is stronger with the help of others. Themes related to the classes in society, the influence of the past on the present, and the role deceit plays in lives are prevalent in the narrative.