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The Girl I Used to Be

The Girl I Used to Be

April Henry

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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When Olivia's mother was killed, 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. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?

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Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee

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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...

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Praise for The Girl I Used to Be

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

"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

“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

“A psychological mystery wrapped in a thriller with a smart and resourceful heroine. Great read!” —Alexandra Sokoloff, screenwriter and bestselling thriller author of The Harrowing on The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

“A thrill-packed story with twists and turns you'll never see coming. Hop on board for an adrenaline fueled ride!” —CJ Lyons, New York Times–bestselling author of Blind Faith on The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

“The reader must wait with bated breath to see when and if the characters will uncover the truth as the suspense builds to a fever pitch near the end of the book” —VOYA on The Night She Disappeared

“Fans of intense page-turners . . . will love this one.” —School Library Journal on The Night She Disappeared

“It's a riveting story. . . . Each chapter is a surprise, and the tension builds steadily until the inevitable climactic face off.” —Publishers Weekly on The Night She Disappeared

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About the author

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; The Night She Disappeared;The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die; and Body in the Woods and Blood Will Tell, books one and two in the Point Last Seen series. She lives in Oregon.

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