Buzz Kill

Author: Beth Fantaskey 
Pages: 368 
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 
Format: Hardcover (ARC) 
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper - and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect. Millie joins forces with her mysterious classmate Chase who seems to want to help her even while covering up secrets of his own. Drama-and bodies-pile up around Millie and she chases clues, snuggles Baxter the so-ugly-he's-adorable basset hound, and storms out of the world's most awkward school dance/memorial mash-up. At least she gets to eat a lot of pie.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Summary: When Millie interviews the school janitor about the cracks in the bleachers, the last thing she expects is to uncover a story of epic proportions: Hollerin' Hank - the school football coach known for his temper - is found dead under the bleachers after a week of not showing up to work. 

Now, to clear her father's name, Millie must find out who had it in for the coach. But it won't be easy, and she finds herself teaming up with the mysterious Chase Albright - someone who, it turns out, has already been at the center of a similar investigation.... 

My Thoughts: This book was laugh-out-loud funny! I had a great time reading and getting to know Millie, who was an extremely quirky and lovable main character. I also loved the references to Nancy Drew, and thought the mystery element was very well-done. 

All in all, a hilarious yet touching summer read that'll keep you hooked!

Final Thoughts: I definitely recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a good mystery novel with some humour thrown into the mix.

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