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

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen detective hunts a serial killer in gripping thriller.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

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.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (17 ):

This dark and gripping conclusion to the Good Girl's Guide to Murder series unfolds at breakneck speed and never-saw-that-coming twists. For fans of the series, the Pip they meet in As Good As Dead could be a surprise. The fearless teen detective has been psychologically traumatized and for much of the story operates in a moral gray area. Her storyline offers teens and parents a chance for serious discussions about revenge, how far you'd go to help a friend, and the choices (both good and bad) that can be made when dealing with depression and emotional and physical trauma.

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: January 12, 2023

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