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
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
Although Iris is perfectly likeable, I felt l ...more
Haines also focuses on bigger motifs appropriate for the setting. Can there be a good nazi? Or should you "paint the enemy with a wide brush" ( ...more
We get to finally find out the true story of what happened to Iris's mother, which made the adventure and mystery ever so tantalizing.
Iris's task to find the culprit in the letters to the Jewish Federation seemed unnecessary, but it did serve as a glimpse of the issues back on the homefront during the war.
Benny and Iris' interactions were cute, but that's all.
I really enjoyed reading this book, though! : ...more
Well written and refreshingly light (even with some ...more
"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, suddenly Iris is thrown headfirst into her most intense and personal case yet." (From Amazon)
The second book continues with Iris trying to figure out what happened to her mother and trying to fit in to her new school. I am not sure ...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
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
Quoting from the book:
"Und es sieht aus wie ich habe unbefugten Zugriffen."
This is coming from a character in the book who according to the text lives in a predominantly German neighbo ...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
This book is is probably really close to being the best book I read all y ...more
It's been a year since Pearl Harbor and almost a year since Iris's mother killed herself, or did she? Iris (the girl detective) has been hired by her schools Jewish Student Federation to find out who has been leaving them all Nazi like notes in their lockers. As Iris and her friend Pearl try to figure out what is happening at school, Iris' father is testing Iris as a real detective. But soon she learns that her Pops and her Aunt and Uncle have been hiding the truth about what happ ...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