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The Perfectionists

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Murder mystery is formulaic fluff but rather addictive.

Book Sara Shepard Mystery 2014
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Author Sara Shepard has a gift for spinning an endless string of secrets and scandals. Among this material, she does manage to raise some contemporary issues that will make readers think. There are many instances of bullying and cyberbullying, including one character killing himself because he can no longer handle how a bully is treating him at school. Readers also will enjoy thinking about the question of vigilantism that the girls discuss in their film class: "It was weirdly satisfying to watch each person get what he or she deserved. Could you even call it murder?" Readers who liked the Pretty Little Liars book series and TV show are likely to get hooked on this series, too -- even before the planned TV show comes out.

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