Book Reviews of Dead Girls Don't Write Letters

Dead Girls Don't Write Letters
Dead Girls Don't Write Letters
Author: Gail Giles
ISBN-13: 9780689866241
ISBN-10: 0689866240
Publication Date: 8/24/2004
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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2.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

What do you do when your older sister, believed to have been killed in an apartment fire months before, suddenly sends you a letter claiming to be alive and well? If you're Sunny Reynold's, a girl who has always lived in the shadow of her older, much-beloved sister, you wait and day before you tell your parents that their most loved daughter is coming home.

Jazz Reynolds was the "it" girl--popular, outgoing, loved and praised and admired by everyone. When she up and left after high-school graduation to take on New York, leaving only a letter explaining her actions behind, her parents were devastated. But when they got word that dear Jazz had died in an apartment fire, devasted gave way to destroyed. Sunny's mother is incapable of taking care of herself, her father has turned into a raging drunk, and there's no one to take care of Sunny but herself.

But even though the prodigal daughter has returned, there's something wrong. Even though the girl claiming to be Jazz looks a lot like her, Sunny is convinced that this girl isn't Jazz. She's too nice, too sweet, too un-Jazz to be Jazz. Her father seems to agree, and together they set out to figure out what's going on.

I admit this book has a pretty interesting mystery, but it wasn't my favorite book by Gail Giles. Overall though, it's a pretty quick, entertaining read.
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It was alright. Not really creepy. Very hard to follow. I'm still not even sure what the ending meant. But it was alright for an hour read. However, I wouldn't really recommend it. It's not worth your time unless you're young (like 4th or 5th grade) and need something interesting. Except there are words in it not meant for kids that young. So, I don't know what to categorize this as.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

What do you do when your older sister, believed to have been killed in an apartment fire months before, suddenly sends you a letter claiming to be alive and well? If you're Sunny Reynold's, a girl who has always lived in the shadow of her older, much-beloved sister, you wait and day before you tell your parents that their most loved daughter is coming home.

Jazz Reynolds was the "it" girl--popular, outgoing, loved and praised and admired by everyone. When she up and left after high-school graduation to take on New York, leaving only a letter explaining her actions behind, her parents were devastated. But when they got word that dear Jazz had died in an apartment fire, devasted gave way to destroyed. Sunny's mother is incapable of taking care of herself, her father has turned into a raging drunk, and there's no one to take care of Sunny but herself.

But even though the prodigal daughter has returned, there's something wrong. Even though the girl claiming to be Jazz looks a lot like her, Sunny is convinced that this girl isn't Jazz. She's too nice, too sweet, too un-Jazz to be Jazz. Her father seems to agree, and together they set out to figure out what's going on.

I admit this book has a pretty interesting mystery, but it wasn't my favorite book by Gail Giles. Overall though, it's a pretty quick, entertaining read.
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Not her best book !!!