Killing Mr. Griffin

Killing Mr. Griffin

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A joke about killing the toughest teacher in school, the one who demands the most and gives the lowest grades, becomes a topic of serious discussion among the boys in the local hangout.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2010, c1978
Edition: Rev. pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780316099004
0316099007
Branch Call Number: Y Fiction
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Killing Mister Griffin

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KateHillier Jun 30, 2016

Reading this as a teenager is quite a different experience reading it as an adult. That goes without saying but oh man. There are points of this where I sort of wanted to scream. Or throttle the kids. It is also, just slightly, dated. That being said I know there are re-issued ones where they have been touched up to be more current and I'm not sure if that would be weirder reading.

Anyway, in this book a group of kids decide they need to scare their english teacher because he's strict, and awful, and terrible, by kidnapping him. This of course goes horribly wrong. What follows is a drama about what to do next, the virtues and likelihood of keeping everything quiet, and of course the turmoil of one particular student who only acted as a distraction because the guy she liked asked her to.

It is outlandish and ridiculous but, again, that is the appeal. Despite that, too, you can't help but feel for one or two of the characters. The emotion is real enough without being melodramatic even in this book.

All in all, it was a good visit. I'm hoping visits to any others are just as good.

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marklawson
Sep 15, 2012

An amazing book. first Lois Duncan book I ever read and I was not disappointed. Loved every second of it. At the start it is a little slow and obvious but then it gets really, really good. A small read but once you start you just can't stop...

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akleung
Aug 09, 2011

I couldn't get past the first two chapters because it was going by soooo slow. Yeah, I know the author (btw, I do love Lois Duncan's other books, just not this one) is just trying to explain how the kids got the idea of killing Mr. Griffin, but the whole story was given away already, and I lost my interest.

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maroon_wolf_25
Aug 22, 2012

maroon_wolf_25 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 24

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