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Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
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Jan 15, 2013

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Hannah is a teenager who lives with her younger sister, Ariel, her mom and her stepdad. She is creative and likes to make her own clothes. Her best friend, Lillian, died six months ago of anorexia and she still still trying to deal with it. That's hard because Lillian keeps coming back to hang out with her. Hannah has a job in her cousin's print shop, which is where the police department drop off their rolls of film for developing. She has a fascination with Finny Boone, a fellow student with a bad reputation.

Girls are getting murdered in their city and parents are keeping their kids close by. Because of her job, Hannah has access to the pictures of the murder scenes. When the ghosts of the murdered girls start appearing to her, Hannah begins digging around to see if she can figure out who the murderer is.

This is the first book by this author that I've read and I liked it. It is a YA book but I didn't find it read that way ... I didn't find it was too immature for me. It is written in Hannah's voice. The language gets mature towards the end. I liked the characters and thought they interacted well with each other. It's a murder mystery but also a coming of age story.

In my opinion, anyone 15+ would enjoy this book.

My blog review post: http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2013/01...

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