Nothing grabs my students’ attention like an interesting title.
And Henry doesn’t disappoint. She seems to have the distressed-teen-mystery genre down. This one starts with the main character, Cady, waking up on the floor of a cabin in the middle of nowhere as she hears one person tell another person to “take her out back and finish her off.” She has no memory of who she is, where she belongs, how she got to the cabin, or why some of her fingernails are sitting on the table and not attached to her fingers.
Young adult readers will love the suspense and unknown, as Cady meets Ty, a stranger-turned-friend, and they work backward to discover who she is, where her family is, and why so many people are trying to kill her.
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry is a fast-paced and engaging novel that will have reluctant readers and seasoned ones unable to put it down. There’s violence, a little romance, mystery, and a national security threat all rolled into one which makes this book a genre for everyone.
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