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Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die

Young Adult Fiction

VG/A Henry, April. The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die. Henry Holt, 2013. 213p.978-0-8050-9541-8. 16.99.

Cady wakes up sore, beaten and bloody. She is tied to a chair and two men are talking about taking her out back and finishing her off. To make matters even worse, she has no idea who she is or how she got in this situation. Author Henry opens this suspenseful novel with our heroine barely surviving this scene, and the pace and the danger never let up. The plot threatens to become preposterous at each twist (and there are many) but Henry manages to make the resolution of the mystery believable and satisfying. Highly recommended for all teens looking for a good mystery or an action-packed thriller. Philip Levie, LAPL, Panorama City