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The Girl I Used to Be

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Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery Novel

When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?

This title has Common Core connections.

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 29, 2016 – New evidence makes a teenager rethink everything she knows about her mother's murder in Henry's (Blood Will Tell) underwhelming thriller. At age three, Ariel Benson was the only witness to her mother's stabbing, a crime everyone believed Ariel's father committed, before he disappeared. Left in a Walmart hundreds of miles from the crime scene, Ariel bounced around the foster care system and, thanks to a failed adoption, became Olivia Reinhart, and an emancipated minor by 17. Olivia is working a dead-end job in Portland, Ore., when the cops arrive to tell her they have found her father's remains in the same woods where her mother died, leading them to believe the couple died at the same time. Olivia launches her own unofficial investigation and heads to the small Oregon town of Medford, where every old acquaintance of her parents could be a killer. Predictably, there's a cute and helpful boy, a slow unpacking of dormant memories, and a shoal of red herrings, but dry narration and underdeveloped characters do little to elevate this whodunit. Ages 12 up.

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I love this book! It is the best book ever. All of April Henry's books are wonderful can't wait to read more!

Best Book in the world

Oh my gosh! BEST MURDER CASE!!!! THE BEST BOOK!!! YOU HAVE TO GET IT!!! If your a parent reading it, there are some bad words, but there not really bad words. But anyway BEST BOOK

The Girl I Used to Be
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  • $7.99
  • Level: Grades 7-13
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Crime & Mystery
  • Published: May 03, 2016
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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