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The Girl in the Park

by Mariah Fredericks

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The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks
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When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream,"Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl." As she struggles to separate the friend she knew from the tangle of gossip and headlines, Rain becomes determined to discover the truth about the murder.

Written in a voice at once immediate, riveting, and utterly convincing, Mariah Frederick's mystery brilliantly exposes the cracks in this exclusive New York City world and the teenagers that move within it.

Ages 14+

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"Starred Review. Rain's voice provides an authentic portrait of grief and powerlessness, while Fredericks offers profound, provocative commentary on what it means to grow up in the age of Facebook." - Publishers Weekly

"A satisfying whodunit with enough clues and red herrings to keep mystery fans happy." - Kirkus Reviews

"This book will find a ready audience in fans of Sarah Dessen and Deb Caletti who are looking for something a bit edgier." - VOYA

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Mariah Fredericks Author Biography

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Mariah Fredericks was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives today with her family. She is a graduate of Vassar College with a BA in history. She has written several novels for young adults; her novel Crunch Time was nominated for an Edgar in 2007. A Death of No Importance is her first mystery for adults. 

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