What's a Girl Gotta Do? Book Summary and Study Guide

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Robin Hudson is a divorcee working a job she enjoys but a position she hates. She was demoted from her reporter's job after an unfortunate incident at a White House press conference. She had no intentions of attending the company New Year's Eve party until she received a package that gave certain details about her she didn't think anyone else would no, and a suggestion to meet the provider of said information in a given room in the hotel at which the party was held. So, she goes, even though she knows she will run into her reporter ex and his perky new girlfriend. Unfortunately, before Robin gets the chance to speak with the sneak who sent the package, he turns up dead. Because she had been seen near his room (as well as the fact that she has a penchant for makeshift weapons), Robin is a suspect. She knows she didn't kill the man, but when she starts digging, she finds several potential suspencts among her associates. This is a comical story that gives a behind-the-scenes look at journalism on television. Robin is quirky, sometimes irritable, and ultimately a very likable character.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   comical investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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