The Girl is Trouble (The Girl is Murder #2)
“ ’That’s how it starts, isn’t it , Iris? All these awful things in the world? We don’t stand up for the people being hurt because the ones doing the hurting are our friends and family and we can’t believe that they don’t have a rational explanation for why they...more
Although Iris is perfectly likeable, I felt l...more
It's only days after the story ends in THE GIRL IS MURDER, and life isn't all that great for Iris. Once again, Haines expertly brings us into the life and times of a fifteen year old girl in 1941 - a year after Pearl Harbor, and only one year into a war that isn't looking like it's going to end soon.
The tone of this book is much darker. There are threats against...more
Iris Anderson and her dad, a veteran, are living in the Lower East Side. Her mother committed suicide almost a year ago, and dad doesn't want to talk about it. When Iris discov...more
The novel is overall intriguing, keeping my attention through the suspense. There were many twists and turns, mysterious characters and surprising events that kept me flipping the pages!
Kathryn was able to depict a very believable setting during the World War 2, where there are extreme pre...more
Well written and refreshingly light (even with some...more
The story opens very soon after the conclusion of the first book with Iris working for and training with her father. The period details are good...more
The Girl is Trouble opens just a few weeks after The Girl is Murder ended. The first anniversary of Pearl Harbor is approaching, Iris is still attending PS 110, and hanging around with and confiding in her bes...more
Title: The Girl is Trouble
Author: Kathryn Miller Haines
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Age Group: 12-17 years
Hardcover: 336 pages
Buy This Book: B&N
Book Synopsis: Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop's detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers details about her mother's supposed suicide,...more
More good news-Iris has somewhat learned her lesson about lying and sneaking around although she still does quite a bit in this book. But unlike last time, it didn't really bother me. In fact, I was very much Team Iris, supporting her through her trials and travail...more
The Girl is Trouble reminded me of Nancy Drew, with a heroine who likes a good mystery and the shenanigans that follow.
What I like is the combination of mystery-solving with a historical setting (specifically, post-World War II). I thought the main mystery was handled well, though it was very simply solved (even though there are a bunch of dangerous and slightly unrealistic situations tossed in there!).
What I didn’t like was the fact that I never re...more
We get to see the old 'crew' from Pearl to Benny. The romance is nice added element but the myster...more