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Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 5n/a4.378172
Based on an actual crime in 1955, this YA novel is at once a mystery and a coming-of-age story. The brutal murder of two teenage girls on the last day of Nora Cunningham’s junior year in high school throws Nora into turmoil. Her certainties—friendships, religion, her prudence, her resolve to find a boyfriend taller than she is—are shaken or cast off altogether. Most people in Elmgrove, Maryland, share the comforting conviction that Buddy Novak, who had every reason to want his ex-girlfriend dead, is responsible for the killings. Nora agrees at first, then begins to doubt Buddy’s guilt, and finally comes to believe him innocent—the lone dissenting voice in Elmgrove. Told from several different perspectives, including that of the murderer, Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls is a suspenseful page-turner with a powerful human drama at its core.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on April 17, 2012 by Clarion Books
ISBN-10: 0547760620
ISBN-13: 9780547760629
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  • minnTuesday, July 16, 2019 at 5:13 pm
    An amazing book! I literally could not stop reading it it was so good! I especially loved how the viewpoints changed and you got to see what each character was really thinking, and I just really overall enjoyed the writing style in general. Just everything about the book made it really captivating to read. One of the most unique stories I’ve ever come across. Would 100% recommend this book!
    • maryam312
      maryam312Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:50 am55 stars
      This book is very thrilling. It is full of mystery and suspense. This is one of the best Crime Mystery books I have read so far.
      • gigiann
        gigiannThursday, June 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm55 stars
        awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!