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While visiting her father (during one of her "custody weekends" with him) teenager Alice Robie's life is altered tremendously when she overhears an intruder rummaging throughout her father's apartment. Hiding from him, the youngster begins to realize that some misfortune has befallen her father. After the stranger departs, Alice goes to meet her father at a pre-arranged destination; en route there, she hears on the car radio that her father has been murdered and she is the prime suspect in his death. E-mail has been sent to her mother wherein the girl has "confessed" to the crime. Alice then decides that only she can prove her innocence and find the real killer. The young lady must resort to deception and "borrowing" cars to bring the murderer to justice and clear her name.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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