The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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"She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive"--
Published: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805095418
0805095411
9780805099034
Branch Call Number: YA HEN
Characteristics: 213 p. ;,22 cm.

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DBRL_KrisA Nov 12, 2017

This was an entertaining, short little thriller. A strong teenaged female main character, nasty but believable villains, a tiny little bit of teen romance, and a bit of a mystery for the reader to figure out. Part of me wishes this would have been fleshed out more, because it felt more like a sna... Read More »


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Happybug_0
Jul 16, 2019

i like all of April Henry's books they all are suspenseful and has mystery which is my favorite the girl who was supposed to die is very interesting

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roop33
Aug 14, 2018

The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die is a very interesting book. Once you pick it up you can't put it down. I enjoyed reading this because like in the book Cady who doesn't know anything about herself I didn't know either. As the story reveals more about Cady it's as if I'm the character in the book because I know as much as she knows about herself and the rest is a mystery.

DBRL_KrisA Nov 12, 2017

This was an entertaining, short little thriller. A strong teenaged female main character, nasty but believable villains, a tiny little bit of teen romance, and a bit of a mystery for the reader to figure out. Part of me wishes this would have been fleshed out more, because it felt more like a snack than a full meal, but I can't really think what fleshing it out would give it that it doesn't already have. (Maybe more of James-the-roommate?)

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Lily_B123
Apr 28, 2017

In complete honesty, I went into this book with semi-low expectations. I was automatically under the impression that this would be just another cheesy mystery novel directly after reading the summery. Boy was I wrong! This is easily on of the most in depth and thrilling books I have read in a long while. Highly recommend!

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cindyzhang1
Aug 28, 2016

Great thrilling read. Couldn't put it down!

cmlibrary_aghilton Jun 03, 2016

Great suspense read. Very difficult to put down. I read it in just over an hour and I was in a complete trance the whole time.

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

A suspenseful, edge of your seat read.

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PoetryAddict
Jul 08, 2015

This was an amazing read!! Once i started it i couldn't put it down! It is a very suspenseful and interesting read, I would definitley recommend it to anybody who enjoys a good mystery(:

CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

Henry's books offer high intensity in an accessible package, and The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die is no different. It is a suspenseful thriller for the middle school crowd, twisting and turning every which way for the sake of survival!

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/girl_who_was_supposed_to_die_henry

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Aandrews19
Jan 08, 2015

This title is a fast-paced thriller that keeps you guessing with every twist and turn. The main character suffers from a near complete loss of memory at the start of the book and her understanding of who she is is only further complicated by the web of lies spun publicly by her pursuers. If you can look past some of the less believable aspects of the plot line, this is a great read to cozy up with on a rainy afternoon.

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cindyzhang1
Aug 28, 2016

16 year old Cady wakes up with no recollection of her identity or where she is. She escapes from the cabin where she is being held hostage and struggles to overcome her amnesia.

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

After waking up in a cabin with her left hand throbbing, the narrator doesn't know what to think. Although she has no recollection of who she is or what has happened to her, she gathers her wits after hearing two men arguing about whether or not to kill her. When one of the men leaves the cabin and the other drags her out into the woods surrounding the cabin, the narrator is able to escape by using a rock to knock her captor unconscious. She takes his car and gun and drives to the nearest police station to ask for help. After explaining her story to the policeman (really a security officer), the phone rings. Subsequently, the policeman locks her up in his police car because the caller told him that she was a mental patient. The girl escapes by threatening the policeman with the gun. Who is she? Why did those two men in the cabin want to kill her? Is this all a figment of her imagination?

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red_falcon_467
Jun 24, 2015

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die By April Henry is about this girl who doesn't know who she can trust. She believes someone is out to find and kill her. Is it true? Or, is it all in her head.... read to find out.

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k032199ks
Jul 18, 2014

basiclly, shw was kidnapped by people that wanted her parnts secret that could change the face of science forever.

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cindyzhang1
Aug 28, 2016

“It's like we stepped into some TV show about cops or spies. Only we're not cops or spies. We're teenagers.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 28, 2016

“Don't act. Be.”

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k032199ks
Jul 18, 2014

"i was chnged forever"

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