Henry, April The Girl I Used to Be, 229 pages. Henry Holt (Macmillan), 2016. $17. Language: PG (9 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13 (slightly bloody and other danger).
Long ago, Olivia Reinhart was known as Ariel Benson. Back then, the world thought that her Dad had murdered her Mom and run away. Then a single bone is found in those same woods and identified as Dad. What really happened all of those years ago. Ariel has been gone from that place for so long, that she comes back and introduces herself as Olivia and no one is wiser. She is determined to find the real murderer.
April Henry’s murder mysteries are detailed in just the right ways and intriguing to read. If your students aren’t ready for some one like Kathy Reichs (Older audience, more blood and descriptions), then this is a good middle point.
MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher