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This is a realistic fiction book by John Green. Looking For Alaska is about a group of teenagers,
Miles, Chip, Lara, Takumi, and Alaska who go to a boarding school called Culver Creek. All of
them hate a group of people at their high school - “the weekday warriors.” Miles, Chip, Lara,
Takumi, and Alaska hate the weekday warriors because they are obnoxious and entitled and
think they are better than everybody because they are rich. The weekday warriors and the
As good as dead is an exceptionally well
written book. From the very first sentence
all the way to the very last page it keeps
you entertained. I loved how the ending of
the book was so subtle yet it gave you enough
information to let you know exactly what
happened. I loved the different perspectives
that we received from this book and it was a
very enjoyable read. The book takes us on a
journey through Pip’s 3rd year in a row
investigating a missing persons’ case but
everything changes when the person missing is
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is a story about Hawthorn Creely who has recently found an
obsession with Lizzie Lovetts disappearance, a popular,charming girl that used to go to her
highschool. Hawthorn finds herself fascinated by Lizzie and starts immersing herself in her life.
At first she does it unknowingly by getting a job at the cafe where Lizzie worked, but then she
meets Lorenzo Calvetti, Lizzie's boyfriend. The two of them, driven by wanting to find out what
Five years ago in the town Pippa lives in, Andie Bell was murdered. Now, Pippa is going to solve the murder for a school project. Pippa and the rest of the town know that Sal Singh was supposedly the murder, but Pippa finds it hard to believe. Pippa teams up with Ravi Singh, Sal’s brother to start searching for justice and closure for the Singh family and the town. As Pippa and Ravi search the town and talk to people that knew Andie, dark secrets from the past come out and makes this murder even more complicated and hard to solve.
Bella Kirkwood is back with a new case to crack. Prom is in just a couple of months in Truman, Oklahoma and someone is sabotaging it. Bella is trying to solve this dangerous case with her editor Luke Sullivan when some conflict makes it harder and harder to work together. Will Luke and Bella work together for a greater good even if they don’t like it at first? Bella is also dealing with her ex-boyfriend, Hunter who now seems more friendly than usual. Bella is also wrapping her mind around the fact that Hunter is sick and could possibly die.
A Good Girls Guide to Murder is a thriller book that takes place in a town with a creepy history. For her final project, a senior named Pip decides to explore a case that happened five years ago where Sal killed his girlfriend Andie. Throughout the process, Pip discovers much more to the case then how it was described and closed.
There’s a certain stage in life where an individual starts to experience things that they’ve never seen before. Bodies change, brains develop, passions emerge, and new friendships are made. At the edge of all the chaos is Charlie, a boy who has just entered the strange world of high school. The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows Charlie’s expedition through the awkward teenage years, as he battles the fight between living his life and running away from it.
This book kept me on my toes till the very end. I wouldn’t say it was predictable at all, and was overall very creative and interesting to keep up with Pip as she uncovers the truth of a murder accusation case. It was intriguing to see the way she worked through the case, with limited resources and being a teenager investigating such a taboo topic in her town, along with the mental toll it took on her. This is overall fast paced and also has a slight romance. I feel like the book could have been a little shorter, however, the writing is still very interesting.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson is mystery fiction. Five years ago, Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. Case closed. Everyone knows he did it. Pippa Fitz-Ambi isn’t so sure. Growing up in the same town the murder was committed, it just doesn’t make sense. When the time for her senior project comes, Pip decides to solve this mystery and prove Sal innocent. She teams up with his brother, Ravi. As she starts uncovering some truths, it's clear that whoever did this really wants it to say covered.