• Ela Zielinski

GHS Reads: "A Girl's Guide to Murder" by Holly Jackson


In a town called Little Kilton, 17-year-old protagonist Pippa (Pip) Fitz-Amobi realizes that the mystery isn’t as resolved as she thought it was. Pip goes on a hunt throughout her town for clues, suspects, and evidence. This suspenseful and captivating murder mystery by Holly Jackson expresses an underlying theme of forming and sustaining close bonds with friends. The deuteragonists of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder are Cara, Naomi, Lauren, and Ravi. Although the main focus of the book is the murder, Pip learns a lot about friendship, and how to get through difficult times.


Imogen Buck, a sophomore at Greenwich High School and member of The Beak says that A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is relatable, unpredictable and intriguing. “I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who liked One of Us is Lying or The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett because it has a similar vibe” Imogen states. She rates this book 5 out of 5 stars because of its irresistible suspense and intriguing narrative. If this book interests you, it can be found at the GHS Media Center, The Greenwich Library, The Perrot Library, or any other local bookstore.

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