Killing Mr. Griffin Book Summary and Study Guide

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Mark Kinney is a miss-led teenager who has had enough of his strict English teacher, Mr. Griffin. Mr. Griffin believes that an 'A' is perfect and no-one is perfect - so he gives his students average marks, which they believe are not appropriate.
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Mark therefore gets a group of unlikely teenagers together and he plots a plan to kidnap Mr. Griffin, to teach ‘him' a lesson. After much deliberation with his newly acquired group they start with the well-thought out plan. It all goes well until Susan McConnell hears that they left Mr. Griffin in the mountains overnight and she goes with her boyfriend, David Ruggles, to save him.

Once up in the mountains they notice that Mr. Griffin is dead and they notify the rest of the group and now the new plot to cover up the death begins. With the missing person reports out, Mrs. Griffin questions Susan. Susan does her best not to give out too many signals when she lied while answering, but Mrs. Griffin gets suspicious. What will Mark do when he hears that the secret is out?
The review of this Book prepared by Byron Ferreira

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan, Mark Kinney gets revenge on his old English teacher that he had for two years. Mark and his friends kidnapped the english teacher and made him beg so he would be let to go. He didn't and soon later died fom an axiety attack.Then the investigation of what happend begins..
The review of this Book prepared by Kyle (The Great) McCarthy

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 35%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 25%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student    -   scholar Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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