Marley Z and the Bloodstained Violin
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Marley Z and the Bloodstained Violin

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A smart, sophisticated mystery involving theft and bizarre characters, set in New York City.

Marley Z. is a hip, outgoing, and confident New York City kid just starting eighth grade. When her best friend is accused of stealing a priceless violin on display at The Juilliard School, Marley steps in to prove her friend’s innocence. So begins her mad dash around the city—from

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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published June 12th 2008 by Dutton Juvenile
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WCPL Teens
Marley Zimmerman gets pulled out of her math class with her friend Marisol to discover that the police are waiting for Marisol as they've got her on Julliard's security camera stealing a priceless violin. But Marley knows that Marisol didn't do it - at least not of her own free will. Piecing together clues from the security tape and Marisol's recollections, Marley vows to bring the true thief to justice and clear her friend.
Mti Librarian
Marley Z is a smart, spunky, confident teen willing to jump in, take risks, and get to the bottom of the problem when her friend Marisol is accused of stealing a priceless violin from Julliard. I'll be honest and say right up front that I did not like this book, but it was engaging and clever enough that I kept reading and finished it.
Jennifer
This was a little bit of a slog - the writing wasn't great and the plot strained credulity. Marley Z is 14 and wandering around New York unattended and she is able to convince several authority figures, with not much more than her opinion, that her friend Marisol is innocent. There are other better mysteries out there.
Grace
My kid didn't want to finish it. After reading it, I can understand why. Like others have said, the plot strains credulity. Give the kids some credit.
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