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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dead Girls Don't Write Letters

Title: Dead Girls Don't Write Letters
Author: Gail Giles
Rating: B-

Sunni's life has never been perfect, but in the months since her sister's death it would be an understatement to say that things have gotten worse. With a father that's drowned his problems in a bottle and a mother suffering from a complete mental breakdown, Sunni has had to shoulder the responsibilities and keep the family functioning.

However, all that changes with the arrival of a single yellow letter. With a single note from her sister, Sunni life is suddenly turned upside again with the mysterious reappearance of her dearly departed sister, Jazz. With her family back on track, now all that remains for Sunni is discovering the mystery of Jazz's death and the bigger mystery of her reappearance...

The Good: The work is quite short and probably a good choice for a reluctant reader. The story is also fast-paced...with a fairly surprising ending (so often with YA mysteries, you know the conclusion by about page 5!)

The Bad: I found the story itself to be a little unimaginative. I felt like I had read or seen this storyline somewhere else...

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