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The Girl is Murder
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May 1, 2012
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Dec 20, 2011 Maree rated it liked it
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
Nov 05, 2011 Jayne rated it it was ok
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 02, 2012 Lee Rene rated it really liked it
Brisk, quite readable YA mystery set in New York during W.W. II.
A bit underwhelmed. The plot was like...what WAS the plot I wanted murder and mayhem and talk about a anticlimactic ending. Characters were ok, slang dumpedddd on, but it was fun.
I think was saved it is that it takes place in the same year and place where my novel takes place so it painted a really good picture of life in that time and area. So that was nice. Just wished there had been more mystery and less whatever it even was
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May 06, 2012 Alene rated it really liked it
Recommended to Alene by: YA historical fiction book club
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