The Compulsive Reader: The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty

Bindy Mackenzie--student extraordinaire and perfectionist--is the heroine in this follow up novel to Moriarty's Feeling Sorry for Celia and The Year of Secret Assignments. Bindy is thrown when she is placed in FAD--Friendship and Development class. It doesn't make any sense! Who would rip away her study period so thoughtlessly? And what could she possibly learn from the other students in her class? But could Bindy actually be so perfect that someone wants to kill her? And if so, the only people who can figure out who the perp is in time are the classmates that Bindy underestimated and alienated.

Laugh-out loud funny, Moriarty doesn't disappoint. Full of her trademark intricate plot twists, quick wit, and told entirely in transcripts, journal entries, and letters, this novel gives a perfectly honest portrayal of teen life life that is appropriate for even younger readers. Bindy Mackenzie will keep you guessing.

Other books by Jaclyn Moriarty:
Feeling Sorry for Celia
The Year of the Secret Assignments
The Spell Book of Listen Taylor

Also, a reminder to send in your questions for Annabel Monaghan and Elisabeth Wolfe about our Book of the Month, Click! The Girl's Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making It Happen. The deadline is Tuesday at noon, eastern time!


Tasha said...

I have read the Year of Secret Assingments and the Spell Book of Listen Taylor. I loved the Year of Secret of Assingments, but the Spell Book of Listen Taylor was not my favorite. If interested check my review on it at: andanotherbookread.blogspot.com

Josette said...

Hi there, I finished this book a couple of days ago and liked it very much. Bindy is such an interesting character. I can't wait to check out other books by Moriarty! Here is my review of this book. :)