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Marisa

Weirton, WV United States
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I Want More

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-19

This is my favorite Jo Goodman series and I really wish she’d revisit them and give us more Compass Club adventures. Also, I was at the end of the second book or beginning of the third when I realized the stories were not consecutive but concurrent. So interesting!

Why can't this be a series?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-16

When I finished this, I immediately checked to see if this might be part of a series. So sad that it isn't. Loved the characters and the storyline. I usually don't prefer romance in my mysteries but really enjoyed the Simon character. I figured out the mystery before it was revealed but it didn't matter. It was a good story and the naration was impeccable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This isn't how teens sound

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-16

Would you try another book from Laura Lippman and/or Alexandra O'Karma?

I love Laura Lippman but Alexandra O'Karma made every teen girl sound the same (depressed, bored).

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I stayed interested and wanted to find out if I'd guessed correctly. (I had.) There was no jaw dropping plot twist but the story was entertaining and characters interesting.

Did Alexandra O'Karma do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

No. As stated above, every teen girl sounded the same, used the same cadence, inflections, etc. I have 6 kids and I work with adolescents, so I know that even best friends don't sound that much alike or that depressed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Wow

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-16

I rate books but I don't often comment. I just can't move on to the next book until I state how perfect this book is. I work with traumatized children and this book rings true in so many ways. Amazing.

46 of 54 people found this review helpful

This was painful

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one I know

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'm listening to A Victorian San Francisco Mystery now but I think I'll go back to something by Laura Lippman after this.

Would you be willing to try another one of Paula Faye Leinweber’s performances?

Absolutely not.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom

Any additional comments?

I chose this book because it was set in West Virginia, my home state. The performance was so bad that listening was painful. I have no idea what kind of accent Leinweber was attempting for the older sister or the niece; both failed miserably. I'm not even sure if the story was all that bad or if it just seemed bad because of the reading.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful