Friday, August 10, 2012

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone

by Kat Rosenfield

Becca can't wait to move away from college, to shake off the trappings of her small town life and move somewhere new and exciting, never to come back.  But when a girl from out of town is found murdered on the same night Becca graduates, the repercussions shake the entire town's foundations. Becca finds herself trapped, worrying about the girl that no one knows, unsure of who is telling her the truth.  Murders don't happen in her hometown, or at least they didn't.  Now they are left wondering who among them could have done it, who among them has gotten away with it.

Rosenfield's book is both well written and engaging.  The book is told mainly from Becca's point of view beginning at the time when the murder occurs, the book is interspersed with chapters from Amelia Anne's point of view from her last day alive.  The resulting novel draws readers in and leaves them guessing til the very end about who did it.  It is a great story about the repercussions a tragic event has not only on those immediately involved but also all those peripherally around it.  The book is great for any teens who like murder mysteries. 

Genre: Mystery
Age Level: 8-9th Grade

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