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Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday
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I started out really liking this book. I hadn't read the first book in this series, but had no trouble understanding the story. The main character, Hartley, was interesting and the story moved along nicely.

Then I realized that I had read another series by this same author and I was pleasantly surprised that this series was much better than the other. I gave 3 stars to the "High Heels Mysteries" series because it was mildly entertaining despite the fact that Maddie Springer was always getting herself in trouble because of the idiotic decisions she made. I was so glad that Hartley Featherstone was not like Maddie Springer.

Then, half-way through this book, Social Suicide, Hartley decides that the best way to prove to the authorities that someone is breaking into the school is by BREAKING INTO THE SCHOOL HERSELF! I don't know any teenager who would think like that and I don't know any grown woman who would do the things Maddie Springer does. I think the author, Gemma Halliday, gets her inspiration from "I Love Lucy!" And I always thought Lucy Ricardo was an idiot too.

A redeeming twist to the dreadful damsel-in-distress cliche turned me back around. This book is much better than the Maddie Springer books and, I will probably continue reading books in this series.
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