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The Mystery of the Other Girl

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Unaware of his true identity, a high school boy does not suspect that someone is trying to kill him.
Paperback, 159 pages
Published February 1st 1978 by Avon Books
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Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Written in 1971, this book reads today like one of the hip young biker gang movies MST3K makes fun of. The same groovy lingo, the same obsession with boy-girl dating and truly spectacular 70s parenting. Stevie's father refuses to believe her when she says a strange man is stalking her, he jokes about making stew of Stevie's brother's beloved pet catfish, thinks immigrants are here illegally if they're never naturalized, and maintains that no boy has ever been kidnapped and killed in South Florid ...more
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Mystery Of The Other Girl” is a whole other line from a young child’s adventuring; this time, the flavour of dating in the 1970s. Disregard any moaning that its a visibly different era. Of course! These quirks of a family in their time are special treats that augment this novel favourably! They resonate very well. For Pete's sake, 1973 isn’t ancient. The adventure is enormously well thought-out and unusual, with impressively creative code-inventing. These are the thrilling, sensational touc ...more
Sep 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-ya
It's a good, good mystery for young teens. Beginning with a phone call from an unknown girl that ends in a scream, this group of teenagers finds themselves trying to unravel who she is and why she called. Two calls later there is more information and it seems to involve Ian, Stevie's former boyfriend who the caller is trying to warn. "They are going to kill him," she says and Stevie shares her fears with her parents and friends. Of course, the tale become more interesting when Stevie's brother, ...more
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Wylly Folk St. John was a popular and successful author of children's mystery books and an Atlanta journalist whose work was much admired across America in the mid 20th century.

She was born in 1908 in Bamberg County, SC. She loved to read and maintained an interest in reading and writing from an early age; she even published a poem at the age of 9. She grew up in Savannah where her family had move
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