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The Girl I Used to Be

The Girl I Used to Be

April Henry

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Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery Novel

The Girl I Used to Be is another thrilling murder-mystery that'll have you on the edge of your seat from the New York Times-bestselling author April Henry, the author of the Point Last Seen series, Girl, Stolen, and The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die.

Olivia was only three years old when her mother was killed and everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large.

Now Olivia is determined to uncover who that might be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?

This title has Common Core connections.

"Henry has done it again with another edge-of-your-seat mystery/thriller. Recommended for middle school and high school mystery/thriller/suspense collections and for April Henry fans." —VOYA, starred review

Anthony Awards - Winner, Missouri Truman Readers Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee


CHAPTER 1


SCATTER MY BONES


 


The only sound I can hear is my own panicked breathing. I’m running flat out through the forest. Then my toe catches a root, and suddenly I’m flying.


Until...

Praise for The Girl I Used to Be

Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery Novel
An Edgar Award for Best YA Nominee
A Texas Lonestar List Selection
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
An ILA YA Choices Selection
An Oregon Spirit Award Winner
An Iowa Teen Book Award Nominee
A Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominee
A South Dakota Teen Choice Award Nominee

"Henry has done it again with another edge-of-your-seat mystery/thriller. Recommended for middle school and high school mystery/thriller/suspense collections and for April Henry fans" —VOYA, starred review

"A must-have for YA mystery-thriller collections." —School Library Journal

“Fast-paced and engaging . . . reminiscent of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones.” —VOYA

“The author's expertise at plotting a murder mystery and knowledge of police procedure are evident.” —Publishers Weekly on The Point Last Seen Series

Fast-moving and well-constructed... A quick, thrilling read that doesn't skimp on characterization.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Point Last Seen Series

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April Henry

April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and young adults, including the YA novels Girl, Stolen and The Night She Disappeared and the thriller Face of Betrayal, co-authored with Lis Wiehl. She lives in Oregon.

April Henry NPR interview

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