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Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco

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This captivating whodunit for teens is set in New York City during the disco-dancing era!
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Published May 31st 2020 by Pinata Books
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Deborah
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much fun!

I loved this book and can’t wait fir the next one. I really like the two points of view - Holly's and Xander's - and how differently they view the same scenes.
I felt the story really captured well the ups and downs of high school as well as the feel if the seventies. The mystery was plausible, and I enjoyed watching Holly and Xander approaching the mystery from two very opposing angles.
Fun fast read - highly recommended!
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Gabriel Valjan
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Moody boy meets bright girl, and poverty meets privilege, and both boy and girl are compelled to solve a murder-mystery, set in late-70s Brooklyn. Readers are off to a page-turning adventure, told from two nuanced points of view—gender and class, and in for some laughs, twists and turns, while learning about life, back in the not so politically correct day. Narvaez entertains and educates about the ups and downs of music and life, with a slant towards Latinx culture, yet proving that high school ...more
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco by Richie Narvaez is about two genius kids trying to outwit each other and solve a case.
Who will solve the case first? Holly or Xander?
Holly Hernandez and Xander Herrera
Holly Hernandez and Xander Herrera are our two main characters and sleuths. She is the daughter of a police detective and the daughter
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Lupe
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was ok
There were some things I liked about this book but some of it irked me: incorrect grammar/spelling in some places, phrasing that is current but not in sync with the time period of the book, etc. I think Narvaez has some good ideas - I'm eager to see what is next. ...more
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