Parents' Guide to

The Girl I Used to Be

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teen hunts for her parents' killer in page-turning mystery.

Book April Henry Mystery 2016
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (10):

A tough yet vulnerable teen sleuth with a tragic past, a secret identity, two unsolved murders, and a killer on the loose make for an engaging and page-turning read. Olivia's determination to not only solve her parents' murders but also make a future for herself should be inspiring to readers. But parents may find the depiction of Olivia's life as an emancipated minor a bit too good to be true. Those with older readers might want to use her story as the starting point in a discussion about the realities of life for teens who have the "freedom" to make all their own choices.

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