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The Girl is Murder
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May 1, 2012
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May 31, 2012
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This is one of those situations where I'd kind of like a half star. This book isn't the average meh YA book, but it didn't astound me either.

Iris is a teenager recovering the dramatic suicide death of her mother a year earlier, the move from the Upper East End to the lower, poorer side, the shift from private school to public and the return of her father, a Pearl Harbor victim who lost his leg in the first throes of the second world war (for the US). Her father takes up practice as a private eye...more
Disappointing! The story had tons of potential: mother committed suicide, detective father trying to track down a missing person, racial conflicts in the 40s, girls acting almost like prostitutes to get free meals and more from enlisted men; but it didn't deliver. It skimmed over so many issues and didn't delve into any of them. It didn't even solve why her mother committed suicide. On the plus side good detail about the time period, characterization was realistic and good, it was the plot that...more
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May 17, 2012 Alene rated it 4 of 5 stars
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