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Adventures In Funeral Crashing (Funeral Crashing Mysteries #1)
     

Adventures In Funeral Crashing (Funeral Crashing Mysteries #1)

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by Milda Harris
 

Sixteen year old Kait Lenox has a reputation as the weird girl in her high school, mostly because of her ex-best friend turned mean popular girl, Ariel, but maybe it has a little to do with the fact that Kait has a hobby crashing funerals. At one of these, Kait is outted by the most popular guy in school, Ethan Ripley. Yet, instead of humiliating her for all the

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Sixteen year old Kait Lenox has a reputation as the weird girl in her high school, mostly because of her ex-best friend turned mean popular girl, Ariel, but maybe it has a little to do with the fact that Kait has a hobby crashing funerals. At one of these, Kait is outted by the most popular guy in school, Ethan Ripley. Yet, instead of humiliating her for all the world to see, he asks for her help, and Kait finds herself entangled in a murder mystery. Not only is the thrill of the mystery exciting, but more importantly Ethan knows her name! A little sleuthing is well worth that!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011427909
Publisher:
Milda Harris
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Series:
Funeral Crashing Mysteries (aka Kait Lenox Mysteries) , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
17,350
File size:
336 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Milda Harris is a Chicago girl who is now living the dream in Hollywood. She loves watching movies and playing random sports like dodgeball and kickball. Between working in production on television shows like Austin & Ally, Hannah Montana, and That's So Raven and playing with her super cute dog Licorice, she writes young adult and chick lit novels.

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Adventures In Funeral Crashing (Funeral Crashing #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
BoekiesBookReview More than 1 year ago
Adventures in Funeral Crashing is the perfect YA novel! It's extremely funny and it has the perfect amount of mystery, suspense and romance. I loved the main character Kait Lennox. She's witty and the perfect example of a high school girl. Kait is an outcast in school who finds herself side by side with the most popular boy in school, Ethan. Both are searching for his sister's murderer. I really loved the narrative voice throughout the book. It made it highly entertaining. Ethan is definitely a cutie and the perfect love interest for sixteen year old Kait. The storyline is unique and it keeps you guessing until the very end! Harris is a fantastic writer and her characters are wonderful. I look forward to reading more from Milda Harris.
coleyfl More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, it was very cute and a quick read. Definitively worth it. The Ms. Harris did a great job keeping the dialog modern and events current. This was not my typical Paranormal YA book, in fact there are no paranormal elements to it but I still enjoyed it. I think the characters seemed a bit immature for high School students but it would be a perfect book for junior high school kids and teens. They would enjoy reading something with the older kids in it but also would not me exposed to any situations suited for the older crowd. It had a mystery surprise at the end and would recommend for anyone looking to share a book with their teen either to read with or give as a gift. As always thank you to the author and Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! read to review program! Rating - 4 stars Recommended for - Teens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good teenage/young adult reading material.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book, read it for 4 hours straight
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing i read both and hope she makes more with kait and ethan in it <3<3<3 u should read!
Andrea_Cornell More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It's for young adults and I'm a little older, but it was fun. I enjoyed Kait's inner monologue. I laughed a bunch. It's a murder mystery too, but it's more fun than dark. I'm definitely on board for the second book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book with sad parts, and humorous parts. But overall, it is an amazing story about a girl who is the wierd one in high school. Yes, she has some strange sides. But in this book, you can definetley see that Kait has a good heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read considering its free. I couldnt put this book down. This is a perfect pre teen book with realistic fiction :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable book not limited to young adults. I am a senior citizen and loved the rememberances of high school. First love emotions have not changed. The bonus was the references to other books. Thanks to the author, I will be reading Anne of Green Gables soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A free 130 page story of a teenage girl and her highs and lows with being targeted as weird and a nerd by her ex best girl friend; and her way of dealing with her mother's death that leads to a 'hottie' and a mystery. This is told from a teen's point of view and in their vernacular, and the writer did an excellent job from that perspective. A complaint was lodged on abusive language but could not find what they were talking about. And as for the 'dug' (drug?) Complaint, do you really think keeping a young person ignorant is a solution? Or that teens are actually clueless? Forewarned is forearmed. GOOD story. Plus there are two excerpts. One for the sequel to this book which took 5 pages of teenage angst about being the nerd going to Homecoming with a class 'hottie' before cutting off at a girl "screaming, screaming, and screaming".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute and interesting. Mystery keeps you in suspence to the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked it. It kept you guessing in some areas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining abd delightful read. The main charaters were well thought out and fun to get to know. Loved the inner dialogue of Kait. Had some funny moments and some serious moments. Really liked how she dealt with everyday high school social problems. I would definately recommend this book for young adults up to whatever age!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, it takes you on a ride of ups and downs. You never know what is coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I a 100 percent recomend this book!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so romantic and funny, also haas a lot of clifhangers that u eould not want to drop the book one of the best book i have read so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the entire book in one day. I was instantly hooked, and couldnt stop reading!!! I really recxomnd this book. If you lik mysteries, you wont be able to put this book down, just like me! I highly encourage you to reaf this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic and was full of mystery..... minimal language
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great murder mystery. Details are plentiful and the characters are great. Scary but not too scary. Don't try to figure out the murderer because you will not get it. Ending is... surprising. Any teen or adult will love it! I absolutely recommend this Milda Harris murder mystery. Overall, great job. Very enjoyable!
Lissa_Reviews More than 1 year ago
bookshelves: own-kindle, romance, single, young-adult Recommended to Lissa by: Reads 2 Review Club Recommended for: Audults and children ages 11 & up looking for a fun quick read. Read from December 08 to 10, 2011, read count: 1 I was fortunate enough to make the cut for reviewing this book for R2R and in no way does this affects my review¿ Adventures in Funeral Crashing¿ Mother verses Daughter, the skirmish for control of the book pursues¿ need I say much more. It has certainly been a challenge keeping this book in my possession, as my 11- year old daughter Macy would snatch it away every time I turned my back. We both were drawn to the book; by what you might ask. Why the cover art of course. No it not some out of this world work of art but, a basic child like sketch of a girl in a skirt wearing tennis shoes. Macy thought it was just cute and it reminded me of a girl stuck in the awkward stage of not a child and not a young woman who has discovered¿ lawd help us¿ b.o.y.s. Not having first read a description of the book the title alone lead me to think it was a paranormal zombie story or a twisted retelling of The Dead Zone¿ Macy on the other hand thought it was going it was going book version to television¿s The Ghost Whisper or Medium. As our guess would have it, we were wrong. It was defiantly not a paranormal read yet it held not only my attention but that of Macy as well. It was packed full of creepy energetic mystery that was just so downright eatable. Which is why I found myself battling with 11-year old for the right to read. Milda Harris did an excellent job at bring the teenage character to life. Kids today are just too jaded and are missing out just being kids and experiencing just what that means. Yes, some Macy included may think the kids are immature at time but in my humble opinion¿ kids need more time being kids and MH delivers that option in Adventures in Funeral Crashing. Both Macy and I cannot wait to see if the story continues and we expect more from this talented author.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I loved it ! It's part of a series too! I really wish all the books in the series are free. Also check out Killer Cupcakes , love Milda harris's books. She is a REALLY GOOD author
Anonymous 11 months ago
I liked the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, quick read. Part of a series, so be prepared to be left hanging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Death in the Family "Adventures in Funeral Crashing" is a YA mystery. The story is told in the first person by the main character, high school student Kait. Since her mother's death, Kait has taken up attending funerals to hear good stories about the deceased from those who loved them. One time, though, she doesn't read the obituary closely enough, and fails to realize that a dead college student was the half-sister of a popular boy at Kait's school. The boy confides that he doesn't believe his sister died of an overdose. If she didn't, what about the other college women who also reportedly overdosed? What ties them together besides being students at the same community college? A strong point of this book is the way the author has captured the teenage voice. There are a few bobbles, but almost always Kait sounds like a teenager and is preoccupied with typical teen concerns. On the flip side, there is too much reliance on Twilight fandom. This book will seem dated in five or ten years when teens no longer flock to the Twilight books. The ending is abrupt. Despite the dark subject matter--drugs or murder--this book is amusing. There is a twist that readers may not see coming. There is budding friendship, but not boy-chasing. It is pretty clean--no sex, and only one swear word. I did not like the story so much that I would want to read the sequels, but I think this book would appeal to middle school and high school age readers.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
First off, why would you want to crash a funeral? Why go at all? Weird. But 16-year old Kait Lenox loves funerals and, yes, it does make her a freak. But, hey, she's doing what she loves--reading, watching movies, crashing funerals. I like her! "You never knew where life would take you or when it would be taken from you. Carpe Diem, you know?" (LOC 122) Kait is quirky and little neurotic; she likes to ramble senselessly, especially when she's nervous. She's basically a "social pariah" in high school. Then a faux pas at a funeral turns into a murder investigation with a gorgeous guy. But, for Kait, it's not just a chance to be near the all-popular and beautiful Ethan, it's a chance to catch a real killer. The possibility of a murder is interesting and hooks the reader. And as more murders dressed as heroin overdoses occured, the more opportunity there was for funeral crashing. I liked that Kait treats the investigation with precision, craft, and smarts. I especially liked that she references books and teen movies to get her point across. And I agree that a guy that reads is super sexy! The story is a fun mystery that embraces the whole teen awkwardness.