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  • Posted February 17, 2010

    A vexing story

    Who Killed Mr. Chippendale is a mystery about a high school teacher named Mr. Chippendale, and his sudden murder. This story is different from many others, it is a story told only in poems, though not all of them rhyme, it is still a very fascinating book. This entire book is dialogue; there are only a couple of pages that are told in the third person. This makes it the perfect blend of comedy, drama, and suspense.
    With Mr. Chippendales' murder, he leaves behind a lot of sad, angry people, and questions not yet answered. This story takes place in a school called Tower High, in the USA. Throughout the story there are people coming to Ms. Falcon (the school counselor) to talk about their experiences with Mr. Chippendale, although not all of them are good, there are some statements by people that make you certain they are the killer. The statements from different students, teachers, and people in the community really give you a sense of what kind of person he was, even without a blatant description. The murderer leaves some statements, and even some unsigned letters to Ms. Falcon, but the real murderer is someone whom you could never guess. The end will leave you with a puzzled look on your face. This book is truly original; there is nothing else like it.
    I think this book is perfect for anyone ten and up (there is some bad language). I really enjoyed reading it; it had a lot of character, and personality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    Callousness and Compassion

    'Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?' gives readers a taste of the relationships and animosities that create context for actions and reactions within our lives. As you read, a picture is slowly pieced together through each person's perspective: not only of the murderer, but of ourselves, as human beings. At the story's conclusion. I feel as if a weight rests on my heart: the murderer has been apprehended, but the issues glimpsed in each life are unresolved unfixed, but amet with bleak acceptance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2005

    Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?

    It¿s just a regular day at a regular high school. Until it all changes by a huge tragedy. Mr. Chippendale, or also referred to as the coolest teacher around, is shot point blank in the head while taking his morning jog around the school track. Who would do such a thing to such a good person? Find out what goes on in different high schools and the things that can happen. If you like poems written into a book of mysteries then read ¿Who killed Mr. Chippendale?¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2005

    Good book

    I enjoyed reading Who Killed Mr. Chippendale by Mel Glenn. The story was a mystery. I normally don¿t read mysteries but this one caught my attention. The whole book was in poems. There was a page for each person in the school telling a little about themselves and telling if he or she is a suspect. The ending to this book wasn¿t the best. I wish there would have been a little more excitement at the end, but never the less it was a good book. The length of this book was perfect too; if it would have been any longer it would have gotten boring. Some parts dragged on and weren¿t important. I liked Who Killed Mr. Chippendale and hope to read more books by Mel Glenn. I recommend people who like poems or mysteries to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2003

    Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems

    I really like the way this book is written in poems, because it gives me, being the slow reader that I am, a chance to stop and understand what just went on. The paragraphs are just to log in the books I have read in the past. I also like how they let every one state there one opinion in there own poem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2003

    Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems

    at the begining of this book the english teacher Mr. chippendale is taking his morning jog when all of sudden a student hears a gun shot and looks out the window to see Mr. Chippendale lying on the track DEAD. pretty much, the rest of the book is of the reporters and the police interveiwing students, family, and friends. To me the killer came as a surprise. The only thing weird about this book is that it's all a poem and a new person is on every page. On only a couple pages does the story go longer than one page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2002

    Who Killed Mr. Chippendale?: A Mystery in Poems

    They are trying to find out who killed the teacher which his name was Mr. Chippendale. They just go around the naborhood to see who knew him and if he was a good person.I don't like this book that much beacuse most of the people hated him when all he was doing was encourging them to do beter.

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