As Good As Dead: The Finale to A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

Book review by Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Teen detective hunts a serial killer in gripping thriller.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 14+

Very good book, but dark

(I’m a 13 year old girl, for some reason it won’t let me comment as a kid.) ⚠️SPOILER ALERT ⚠️ as much as I love this book, it has pretty dark themes. I recommend if you can handle heavier content, because this book was a lot. The ending made me cry. Considering the fact that Pip kills someone in this book and a large part in the story is her trying to cover it up, I wouldn’t necessarily say that is a great role model. She had good intentions, but still. And the cussing was sometimes a little much. The f word is used, (non sexually) but if your kid can handle that it shouldn’t be too horrible.

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Book Details

  • Author: Holly Jackson
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Topics: Friendship, High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: September 28, 2021
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: June 5, 2022

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