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The Body Finder

Derting, Kimberly (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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High school junior Violet uses her uncanny ability to sense murderers and their victims to try to stop a serial killer who is terrorizing her town, and although her best friend and would-be boyfriend Jay promises to keep her safe, she becomes a target.
Authors: Derting, Kimberly
Title: The body finder
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Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 329 p.,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: High school junior Violet uses her uncanny ability to sense murderers and their victims to try to stop a serial killer who is terrorizing her town, and although her best friend and would-be boyfriend Jay promises to keep her safe, she becomes a target.
Local Note: 1 2 3 6 8 10 15
BAKER & TAYLOR JUVENILE.
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ISBN: 9780061779817
0061779814
Statement of Responsibility: by Kimberly Derting
Subject Headings: Psychic ability Young adult fiction. Serial murders Young adult fiction. Dead Young adult fiction. Best friends Young adult fiction. Friendship in adolescence Young adult fiction. High schools Young adult fiction. Schools Young adult fiction. Washington (State) Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Psychic ability
Serial murders
Dead
Best friends
Friendship in adolescence
High schools
Schools
LCCN: 2009039675
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High school junior Violet uses her uncanny ability to sense murderers and their victims to try to stop a serial killer who is terrorizing her town, and although her best friend and would-be boyfriend Jay promises to keep her safe, she becomes a target.


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Jul 10, 2014
  • emilyswartzer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

amazing

Jan 12, 2014
  • LaPhenixa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Positively thrilling! Though I didn't get into the book right away, but when I did, I absolutely loved it. The pacing and tension were fantastic! The writing and the main characters were good--the side characters seemed rather irrelevant though. However,I did have some questions, and I didn't feel like the plot twist was very well foreshadowed.

Mar 25, 2013
  • TheLyingGameXox rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book!
At first it really bothered me and i almost quit reading it a few times because it was going at such a slow pace. The whole beginning to me felt like she kept going on and on about her love for her best friend and i got real bored, but trust me if you keep going the book is definately worth it in the end !! :) im now wating to get the second book :) yay!

Jan 27, 2013
  • emmaleekins rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A junior in high school is experiencing love (with her childhood best friend) and a psychic connection with murder victims (and dead animals). It was an okay read, an easy read. It seems as though one of the aspects of the plot (romance/psychic) was an afterthought. Not my favorite book by Kimberly Derting.

Oct 20, 2012
  • Green_Bat_11 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It took too long for the plot to begin. Seems like the first half of the book was solely about her attraction to her best friend, Jay. But if you hang on, it takes off and becomes quite a good read. And if you enjoy stories of teenage love, ahh, all the better. I

Jul 19, 2012
  • Fury2009 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I was so disappointed with this book, I had really high hopes for it too. I had to just stop reading after the first couple of chapters because all she does is complain about how she has feelings for her best friend and it gets really annoying fast.

“The Echoes,” as Violet calls them, are part of her secret and morbid ability to sense the bodies of murder victims—and their killers. As she struggles to understand the odd ability that has been with her since birth, she is confronted with another albeit more common teenage issue, a budding attraction to her childhood best friend, Jay. When a serial killer invades her town and begins abducting and killing local girls, Violet realizes that her secret ability could save lives and begins a dangerous quest to find the killer.

As a suspense novel, The Body Finder delivers. Its premise is believable and intriguing in the context of the story, the pace is fast, and the twists and turns of the plot keep the reader in suspense. The main fault of the book is in Violet’s romance with Jay. The premise of the romance, from best friend to boyfriend, seems a great love story for the audience but the author spends far too much time on this aspect of the story. The effect is that the book is choppy, fast and suspenseful in parts involving murder, slow, often painfully so, in parts involving the romance. While there are likely many readers who will love the romance angle of this story (Twilight lovers, I am looking at you), plenty more will be turned off by its heavy-handedness. Ages 13+

Mar 29, 2012
  • Haven04 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I absoloutley loved this book!! i ACTUALLY couldn't put this book down. i just kept on reading haha :)

Dec 31, 2011
  • owllover rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i loved this book!!! It kept my attention. Couldn't put it down.

Aug 07, 2011
  • rberto rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

For all you romance lovers, this one is for you. There is lots of mushy love scenes and feelings. Also quite a predictable plot but somehow I found this book intriguing and wonderful. I really like Derting's writing and I found this a very satisfying read.

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Apr 29, 2012
  • vitriolic7eyes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

vitriolic7eyes thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 30

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