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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines (2 reviews)

Luna, 15
Kathryn Miller Haines
The Girl Is Murder
Roaring Brook Press 2011

A girl named Iris goes from a world where everything she had didnt even go through her mind until her mom killed herself and her dad lost a leg in war that she starts to think about the things she has and how money is tight for them when she overhears her dad and a man fighting about how he is not getting the job done fast enough, so she thinks she should help him, later on when a boy goes missing from her school and his pernts go to her dad she thinks she should help, but whos to blame and what happen to him? one of my new favorites!

Rating: 4 Better than most

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Hope P., 16
Kathryn Miller Haines
The Girl Is Murder
Roaring Book Press   2011

  Fifteen-year-old Iris is living in the turmoil of 1942. The world is at war, and it is affecting everyone, of course, but Iris has it worse off than most. Her mother inexplicably committed suicide recently, and ever since her life has been in a tail spin. Her father, a private detective, is struggling to make ends meet. Having lost a leg at Pearl Harbor, he is not capable of the things he used to be, and it makes his detecting much more difficult. Iris wants to help, but he refuses every time. Because of their financial situation, Iris has to leave her prestigious private school and attend public school. When a boy from her new school disappears, her father is hired to investigate. However, the kids at this school are tough, and they do not like detectives. When her father hits a brick wall, Iris secretly begins to investigate on her own. She is quickly pulled into a world of intrigue, mystery, danger, and unexpected twists and turns.  This was an entertaining novel with an ending that seems to come from nowhere.  I had the impression there would be more books with this character, and I would certainly read them.

Rating: 4 Better than most

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