A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson is an incredible young adult mystery novel. The story follows Pippa Fitz-Amobi through her senior capstone project and her eventful uncovering of the so-called ‘solved disappearance’ of Andie Bell, a 17-year old girl, who was only one year younger than Pip herself. After a while of searching Pip reveals some secrets and winds up leading her own investigation, but her actions come with consequences. Throughout the book Pip only has one goal in mind, solving the disappearance of Andie Bell. The police determined that the culprit was Sal Singh, but Pippa refused their conclusion and took it upon herself to solve it.
This book is unlike anything else I have read; Holly Jackson does a brilliant job developing her characters and keeping her audience intrigued. Also, the cover of the book is very creative and, unlike, many other murder mysteries I have read it is fun and spunky. Jackson did an incredible job keeping the book pretty short, making it easier for slow readers, like myself, to finish. This is one of the quickest reads and once you finish it you will be left wanting more. As someone who was a tremendous fan of Nancy Drew growing up this book was perfect and right up my alley. I definitely recommend this book to any murder-mystery-loving readers of all ages.