The Girl In The Wall

The Girl In The Wall

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ISBN-13: 9781440582820
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 10/03/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard has written many novels for adults, including Two If by Sea. She has also written young adult novels; children’s books; a memoir, Mother Less Child; and a collection of essays, The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship. Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, later adapted for a feature film starring and produced by Michelle Pfeiffer. Mitchard is the editor in chief and co-creator of Merit Press and a professor of fiction and creative nonfiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband and their nine children.

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The Girl in the Wall 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
LarkPaula More than 1 year ago
Yep, that's right- this book earned 5 birdies. And here's why. I've been in a bit of a reading slump. I have two books that I'd been waiting for for a while sitting here, started, but not holding my attention. I have a stack of books that I know will be wonderful once I can focus on them, but I've had trouble doing just that. Until I picked this book up Sunday, determined to read it for this review today. Once I got started, I spent hours telling myself, "Just one more chapter." I chewed through page after page of this thriller, unable to slow down, let alone stop reading. I was entranced. Others will pick this up and wonder why I'm talking it up so much. At first glance, there doesn't seem to be anything exceptional about the book; it's from a largely unknown author, from a largely unknown pub house, with a cover image that does the job, but isn't really remarkable. The craftsmanship of the plot, however, is so finely-tuned, it's pretty difficult to find a spot where the pacing is anything less than pristine. The suspense builds steadily and without pause, while the author builds in just enough back-story to explain character relationships without getting in the way of the action. Another element I enjoy: this is a perfectly wrapped-up stand-alone, without a love triangle. I love my series books, but it was refreshing to finish this one in a single afternoon and know that I've read the whole story; I don't have to wait months and months for the next installment. There were elements of innocent romance sprinkled throughout, but I wasn't asked to sympathize with a heroine who had to choose between two boys. Thank you, dear author. Readers should be forewarned that there is some graphic violence in this book; characters get shot and die, and some of the description is unpleasant for the squeamish. Otherwise, the book is quite clean of elements that some consider inappropriate for young readers. I'd especially recommend for the reluctant reader, since the action is so engaging. If you're at all inclined to take a chance on a book that may not have been on your to-read list, something just for fun, try this one. I dare ya. 
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
Sera made a difficult choice to save a life by telling the truth. Now she’s paying for it day after day after day. Her peers at school are treating her like “pariah of the year.” Now her family is insisting she attend the birthday party of her ex-friend, Ariel. It’s all very uncomfortable until rock star Hudson Winters (real name Hunter Winters) begins to croon a song Sera loves. The mesmerizing effect of his singing is cut short by the burst of gunfire and then the hell begins! Two people are died and a group of killers is holding the rest of the party attendees temporarily until they realize the person they really wanted to kill, Ariel, is missing. So begins an awful night of threats, murders, fire, and more while Ariel is hidden in the walls of her home. It’s a place where Sera and she hung out and played when they were much younger. But now Sera has to make a choice to betray Ariel again or prove her loyalty. The cost of either is huge! As the night progresses, the remaining youths know there will be no help until well into the next day. They, therefore, begin to plan on how to attack the killers and at the same time gradually discover who is behind this insane, cold-blooded attack and why. It’s NOT a pretty picture, no matter how one sees the choices and possible outcomes. During this night Sera discovers that Hudson (Hunter) is a regular guy with his own sad story. It’s his strength and ideas that help Sera tolerate the intense pressure and plan for a different alternative to the end they all expect. At the same time, Ariel has the time while in hiding to think about who are her true friends and make a decision that might just save her own life. The Girl in the Wall punches the reader with its very real brutality and poignancy. The author knows well how to increase the tension but also make it something compassionate and moving, not just another made for TV drama. Superbly done, Daphne Benedis-Grab! YA readers will love this novel, for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, but disbelievable at some points. For example the issue with unlocking the phone. I thought phones had a emergancy bypass thing so people could use them to call 911, so you wouldnt need a password to use it. Other things like the 'security' with machine guns were a bit hard to buy. Who in the right mind would believe that a security team carries machine guns? Areils father should definitly have been suspicous. And the fact that a week later theyre all in school acting like nothing happened. Yeah, they were held hostage, had to fight back by killing people, almost died and saw their friends die, but no biggie theyre back in school with no serious phycological problems. Again, im not buyin it. Also twords the end of the book, it mentions Franz being insane, when just before he had been fine and driving a car around trying to run over agents. A little explanation on what happened there would have been nice. I also thought the focus of the book was off. It should have been more about plotting to fight back against the agents and icluded more of the actual battle and the aftermath instead of focusing on how a friendship was restored. Those things just seemed a little more major to me than repairing friendships. I am describing all the flaws in this book though, so dont let this review turn you from reading it. It was entertaining and not a bad read in the long run.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shocks you at every corner and is an amazing twist of many different categories of books. I would highly recommend it to everyone. This book is fu of suspense and has you excited to see what the next page holds. AMAZING!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ive read in a long time. This book had me really feeling what the charaters were feeling. When the situation in the book was full of panic i could feel that panic as if the emotions of the book were seeping through the pages. I would definintly would recomend this book. I hope my reveiw is helpful in the decision of getting this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was much better than I expected. A few bits were unrealistic, but all the characters were very engaging and the plot moved along so nicely. I read it in record time because I didn't want to put it down! If you are looking for a quick, exciting read, this is it.
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I didnt shut up. I so mad. Your lying. You two f'd yesterday at camp res 5 and there wss no post from ryan ad today you two talked so casually. Tell me about slasher. Did you have cake at your wedding?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Our wedding is today. I never cancelled."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I smile and kiss the other side of your neck. My hands feel the sides of your body.
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Problem
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Ello
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Um.... scout.
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I missed you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An ingrossing story, fast paced, with a tight plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is about privileged kids that suffer despite their wealth; rich people have feelings too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was such a good book and I couldn't put it down seriously loved it so suspenceful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't real sure I would like this book, but the reviews sold me on at least trying it out, plus it was free. I gave it a 5 star because the reviews were dead on fantastic. I look forward to reading more from this Author. You will not be disappointsc in trying this book out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this as a free book on my nook and it was definitely the deal of the month! Thrilling page turner that I could not put down! You will not be dissapointed. It was kind of like the new TV series, Crisis, where they kidnap rich kids. Very riviting and real to life. Made me feel like I was there. Easy to relate too since situations such as this are popping up in the news all the time now. Sad but true. If you like thrillers you won't be dissapointed in this one!
Judy7pickles More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It held my attention much more than I anticipated. The characters were interesting to read about. Their actions were logical and moved the story along. I think most people would find this to be an entertaining novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But he didnt have to die
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