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The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks

The Girl in the Park

by Mariah Fredericks

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Seriously, a page turner. ( )
  lovelypenny | Feb 4, 2016 |
3.5 stars

This was quite a good little crime story, but certainly not the psychological thriller I was expecting. Halfway through the book I knew who the killer was, which spoilt the latter part of the story. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
The setting is an exclusive New York City high school. Told from the eyes of a sensitive girl who was born with a cleft palate, thus, setting her apart from the others of entitlement. Smart, intuitive, she watches as nastiness abounds. When she befriends a girl who will do anything to belong, she gradually distances herself as she watches her friend become promiscuous with boyfriends of those who have made fun of her.

When the body of her friend is discovered in Central Park, the school mates spin out of control in an effort to hide secrets.

There is a surprise ending, and an accurate depiction of just how ugly teenagers can be toward one another.

Three stars. Worth the read. ( )
  Whisper1 | Sep 29, 2014 |
3.75 stars - not quite the connection with some of the characters that I look for. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
Rain and Wendy hadn't been close friends since ninth grade but Rain is still saddened when Wendy is found murdered in Central Park. Wendy had a reputation as a bad girl but Rain knew a softer side of her friend. Rain typically keeps quiet and doesn't speak up but her friend's senseless death pushes her to speak and be heard. The book had an interesting beginning but then it became to formulaic. The author didn't flesh out the characters well and didn't keep the suspense going throughout the book. I think the book would have been more interesting if all the threads of the mystery didn't come together so neatly ( )
  68papyrus | May 9, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375868437, Hardcover)

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called this YA mystery a "haunting psycological thriller" and "profound, provocative commentary on what it means to grow up in the age of Facebook."

When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream,"Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl." As she struggles to separate the friend she knew from the tangle of gossip and headlines, Rain becomes determined to discover the truth about the murder. Written in a voice at once immediate, riveting, and utterly convincing, Mariah Frederick's mystery brilliantly exposes the cracks in this exclusive New York City world and the teenagers that move within it.

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When a teenaged girl with a bad reputation is murdered in New York City's Central Park after a party, her childhood friend is determined to solve the mystery of who caused her death.

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