The Underdogs

The Underdogs

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"Who killed Annabel Harper? When a popular teen beauty’s body is discovered by the pool at an elite tennis club, the regulars are shocked―especially twelve-year-old Evie and her best friend, Chelsea. While everyone else is haunted by the teen’s death, Evie and Chelsea jump on the case, dogging the footsteps of the lead detective as he investigates. As temperatures soar over the summer, tensions rise, fingers are pointed, and a heroic act sets in motion a chain of events readers will never see coming."--Online description.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374301613
0374301611
Call Number: HAMMEL
Characteristics: 310 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Murder -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Overweight persons -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction

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joywolf83
Sep 30, 2016

OH MY GWAD! DONT LET ANYONE SPOIL THIS BOOK FOR YOU!!!!

The ending is magnificent. And. Will. Blow. You. Away.

There is a murder that takes place at a local tennis/swimmers club. The main character Chelsea and her heavy set friend Evie do some snooping around to find who done it. I enjoyed the development of Evie who had to conquer her own negative feelings about her weight. She eventually excels at tennis and gets stronger. Her best friend Chelsea who's gone though some rough times herself, stands with Evie. The quiet, mute tells the story in a very interesting way. Going back and forth with the time lines to before and after the crime. The result is a unbiased and well done observatory narrative.

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rosebud2112
Jul 07, 2016

I found this hard to get into at first (maybe because I was constantly being interrupted). The second half captured my attention better and I was truly surprised by the ending. (Though it won't come as a surprise to those who have examined the book carefully.) While a younger tween may be able to read this, I feel there is some relationship inferences that make this a better fit for older teens. While there is nothing terribly graphic, there is some material that may bother a sensitive reader.

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Mar 08, 2019

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