Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Read It and Rate It

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
book #1
by Holly Jackson

Review #1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Pip is a student who is working on her capstone project. For her topic she chooses to investigate a murder case that happened in her home town. Her goal is to cast doubt on the original investigation, but as she continues, new evidence comes to light and soon Pip realizes that someone doesn’t want her to find out the truth and is willing to take extreme measures to stop her. The book is pretty fast-paced, so if you’re a reader who doesn’t enjoy slow burns then this is the book for you. There are so many twists and turns and some chapters end on a cliffhanger to the point where you don’t want to set the book down! For middle and high school teens.

Review #2
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
In “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” this book follows the protagonist, Pip (short for Pippa Fitz-Amobi), as she follows the fateful murder of a young girl named Andie Bell, five years ago. The guy Andie was dating, Sal Singh, was framed for the muder of his girlfriend, but the body was never found. Pip decides the other way and goes on an adventure to prove Sal is innocent. Pip suspects that this case was not an open-and-shut case, and she decides to prove Sal innocent. For her final year project at school, she decides to follow this intriguing case, but her teacher, Elliot Ward, warns her that this topic may get out of hand. Pip thinks otherwise.

This book made for a fantastic read since the reading format was unlike any other book. This book had files and Pip’s evidence in a format, in which the reader can experience first hand all the evidence Pip gathered. The author, Holly Jackson, did a fantastic job foreshadowing the events in the book, and bringing the story to life. For middle and high school teens.

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