The book, "The Girl is Trouble," written by Kathryn Miller Haines is a great mystery.
The book, "The Girl is Trouble," written by Kathryn Miller Haines is a great mystery. However, as I am 12-years old, I would not recommend this book for children under the age of 12 for language content. Up until Chapter 4, the book doesn't have much to tell. The story, itself is about a 15-year old girl named Iris, who works for her father, which means that she is working as a detective's daughter. When a certain case leads her to believe that her mother's "so-called" suicide was actually something more, she is stuck in the middle of charming Benny and her deceased mother. Further along the storyline, Iris is forced with another task of figuring out who is writing mysterious notes, which keep appearing in Jewish school kids' lockers. As Iris slowly becomes more involved in these 2 mysteries, she also becomes more involved with Benny, the attractive Italian boy down the block. I don't wish to give the whole story away, so the only other thing I will tell you is that everything goes back to normal in the end after the guilty note-writer turns him/herself in, and Iris finds out the truth about her mother's death. I was very impressed by this book, sitting on pins and needles, mystified. I would rate this book, overall 5 stars total.