I read this book at a friend’s house. I’m not sure I ever would have read it has not circumstances brought us together. It manages to be both a young adult novel masquerading as real fiction and a pageturning whodunit.
The young adult aspect stems from the teenage girl protagonist, Blue Van Meer, and the ridiculous number of pages devoted to Blue hanging out with her cool new friends at her new school. As much as I like my books thick, this one could have benefited from 80-100 less pages.
But there’s a good story running throughout. One of Blue’s teachers is found dead, and an interesting plot unfolds.
The book has some slow patches, but is a real pageturner eventually.