Trouble Is A Friend of Mine

Trouble Is A Friend of Mine

Book - 2015
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After her parents' divorce, Zoe Webster moves from Brooklyn to upstate New York where she meets the weirdly compelling misfit, Philip Digby, and soon finds herself in a series of hilarious and dangerous situations as he pulls her into his investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl which may be related to the disappearance of his kid sister eight years ago.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kathy Dawson Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015
ISBN: 9780147515438
0147515432
9780525428404
0525428402
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 22 cm

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heidielise
Jun 24, 2017

I really loved this book! I loved how smart and funny the characters were. So happy there's a sequel!

awaddell Apr 18, 2017

Good book, took me a bit to get into to but when I did, I loved it!

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maroon_chicken
Jan 18, 2016

While this book was a page-turner and I read it in just two days, I really couldn't stand it. First of all, the cover. While I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by this, I hated it. The photo on the cover is clearly photoshopped— all the body parts are from different pictures and the the shadows don't even match! I couldn't stand looking at the cover so I turned the book over, but there's another photograph on the back that's just as bad! I didn't like the inside of the book either. The "razor-sharp dialogue," as the front flap plot summary said, felt forced. There were mistakes in the details. The side characters felt flat and cliched. The smart people, as always, were grotesquely exaggerated and obnoxious.

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Blue_Crow_2
Oct 17, 2015

A fun read!! The main character, Zoe (whose name I just searched up right now because I've forgotten it within two days of reading the book) could definitely be more proactive. She does nothing. The book uses stereotypical characters, but it didn't have the stereotypical love story which is really really nice. The plot and events are highly, highly, HIGHLY unrealistic, but who cares?? The writing was funny enough, Digby was interesting enough, and the dialogue was entertaining enough that I made it through without any issues. Give it a try!

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maroon_chicken
Jan 18, 2016

maroon_chicken thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

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librarianwho
Jan 12, 2016

librarianwho thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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