Alender, Katie. Famous Last Words. New York: Point, 2014. 978-0-545-63997-2. 312p. $16.20. Gr. 7+.
Willa has a chance to make a new start with her life after moving from Connecticut to Hollywood with her mom and new stepfather after her own father dies. But, this new mansion might be haunted. Willa keeps seeing things that aren’t there, like a dead body and a reflection that isn’t her own! At the same time, there is a serial killer on the loose, one that is targeting young girls and acting out scenes from movie murders. Is it possible that the visions that Willa sees have to do with the serial killer deaths? She’s got to figure it out fast before her own life is played out in a movie murder!
As with all of Katie Alender’s mystery thrillers (Bad Girls Don’ Die series), this book has flown off the shelf and both middle and high school girls have enjoyed this fast read. Along with Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer, this book has been chosen as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers.
Mystery Nicole Starner, Biglerville HS and Upper Adams MS