The Girl is Trouble
“ ’That’s how it starts, isn’t it , Iris? All these awful things in the world? We don’t stand up for the people being hurt because the ones doing the hurting are our friends and family and we can’t believe that they don’t have a rational explanation for why they...more
The Girl is Trouble opens just a few weeks after The Girl is Murder ended. The first anniversary of Pearl Harbor is approaching, Iris is still attending PS 110, and hanging around with and confiding in her bes ...more
More good news-Iris has somewhat learned her lesson about lying and sneaking around although she still does quite a bit in this book. But unlike last time, it didn't really bother me. In fact, I was very much Team Iris, supporting her through her trials and travail ...more
Quoting from the book:
"Und es sieht aus wie ich habe unbefugten Zugriffen."
This is coming from a character in the book who according to the text lives in a predominantly German neighbo ...more
Haines also focuses on bigger motifs appropriate for the setting. Can there be a good nazi? Or should you "paint the enemy with a wide brush" ( ...more
Although Iris is perfectly likeable, I felt l ...more
The protagonist is 15, but the story seems more adult than young adult. Adultery, blackmail, undeage smoking, and underage drinking, as well as overhearing a fatal shooting then seeing the victim are just a few things that make this story seem a little intense for a YA classification.
This book also touches on anti-semitism, anti-immigrant sentiment, and ...more
The novel is overall intriguing, keeping my attention through the suspense. There were many twists and turns, mysterious characters and surprising events that kept me flipping the pages!
Kathryn was able to depict a very believable setting during the World War 2, where there are extreme pre ...more
Iris Anderson and her dad, a veteran, are living in the Lower East Side. Her mother committed suicide almost a year ago, and dad doesn't want to talk about it. When Iris discov ...more
I found myself enjoying most of the book for the first half. However the quickened pace towards the end made me lose interest a bit as the scenes were short and uneventful. There were many turns in this novel that left me gobsmacked and others that were predictable. I felt the suspense and danger were very much present throughout the novel however, I felt the resolution was too fast.
Most of the novel centres around the mystery surrounding the death of Iris’ mother and in comes the “fake ...more
Title: The Girl is Trouble
Author: Kathryn Miller Haines
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Age Group: 12-17 years
Hardcover: 336 pages
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Book Synopsis: Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop's detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers details about her mother's supposed suicide, sudd ...more