You Owe Me a Murder
Kim should be excited to go on the school trip. It’s such a great opportunity to visit London, but not when Connor, her ex-boyfriend, and his new girlfriend are going too. When the plane is delayed, Kim is befriended by another passenger, Nikki, who is brazen and bold and British. Once on the plane, they get to talking and start sharing stories about past relationships. Oh, how much better off they’d be without Connor, the ex-boyfriend, and Nikki’s overbearing mother. Kim laughs it off, but when Connor dies, Kim is worried that Nikki wasn’t joking. Kim is not a killer, but if she doesn’t help Nikki out, the police station might just be Kim’s only tour in London.
Reminiscent of popular works by E. Lockhart and Karen McManus, this tale is fraught with tension and strife as Nikki attempts to blackmail Kim into doing something she’ll regret. Complete with unreliable narrator and a guilty conscience, the book feels longer than necessary; the length is stretched out by giving Kim too many chances. Even so, it will pass the time enjoyably enough as good girl Kim tries to figure her way out of this train-wreck she is in.
|Page Count||368 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
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