Who Done It?
A star-studded anthology with a devilish hook, whose proceeds benefit 826nyc: the fabulous literacy non-profit founded by Dave Eggers. Can you imagine the most cantankerous book editor alive? Part Voldemort, part Cruella de Vil (if she were a dude), and worse in appearance and odor than a... show more
A star-studded anthology with a devilish hook, whose proceeds benefit 826nyc: the fabulous literacy non-profit founded by Dave Eggers. Can you imagine the most cantankerous book editor alive? Part Voldemort, part Cruella de Vil (if she were a dude), and worse in appearance and odor than a gluttonous farm pig? A man who makes no secret of his love of cheese or his disdain of unworthy authors? That man is Herman Mildew. The anthology opens with an invitation to a party, care of this insufferable monster, where more than 80 of the most talented, bestselling and recognizable names in YA and children’s fiction learn that they are suspects in his murder. All must provide alibis in brief first-person entries. The problem is that all of them are liars, all of them are fabulists, and all have something to hide...
Publish date: 2013-02-12
Publisher: Soho Teen
Pages no: 373
Edition language: English
, Middle Grade
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
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I think you have to go into this book expecting a lot of repetition, and that's why a lot of people reacted so poorly to it. It's not really the sort of book that it's necessary to read cover-to-cover, and that's okay. The point of the book is to benefit 826nyc, and kudos to all these authors for ...
My favorite stories where Mac Barnett, Liz Braswell, Libba Bray, Peter Brown, Elizabeth Craft, Gayle Forman, John Green, Maureen Johnson, David Levithan, Lisa & Laura Roeker, & Mo Willems.
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I read almost half of this book, and set it down to read something else. A month later, I've felt no reason to pick it back up to finish it. While I love the idea, and I think that who-done-it aspect may appeal to younger readers (middle grade, younger YA), it wasn't for me. The writing is fine, but...