The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty
Bindy Mackenzie is a top student, exceptional employee, devoted daughter, and a great friend. And she has the files to back this up. She records everything. So when she is assigned to a “Friendship and Development” class that will not only take away time from her real studies, but puts her in the middle of a group of poisonous students, she is sure to gather all the evidence about the situation to make her case to the Board of Studies. And a good thing, too. Because something odd is happening to Bindy. She is tired and sick, sees weird things, and becomes obsessed with the word Cincinnati. Is someone trying to murder Bindy Mackenzie? Her FAD group has only her notes to try to figure it all out before it’s too late.
While a bit of a slow start, the unique format consisting of diary entries, memos, transcripts, etc. is interesting and engaging, and the mystery will keep you guessing. Recommended for high school and up.
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