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The Paper Gardens

I've been reading since I was 3, and I haven't seen any reason to stop. I'll read pretty much anything I can get my hands on, though I will admit to a crippling addiction to fantasy and YA books.

Currently reading

Ozma Of Oz
L. Frank Baum
Progress: 45 %
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
L. Frank Baum
The Divide
Elizabeth Kay
A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin

Hairspray and Homicide

Hairspray and Homicide - Cindy Bell The book started off promising, but the last half was incredibly rushed.

One of the selling points of a good mystery is the build-up to the reveal of the culprit. Half of the fun for the reader is going through, looking for clues so that they can come to the conclusion of who the guilty party is on their own. (Or is it just me?)

This book didn't really have that.

It attempted it, sure. The book tried to draw some parallel between Bekki's recent break-up with her boyfriend, and situations not being quite what we expect them to be. But it fell flat. The parallel wasn't very well explained, and despite the real murderer having no reason to fess up to Becky, he tells her everything, with very little prompting.

What could have been an enjoyable mystery instead just became a rushed, confusing mess.