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April 3, 2014




Meet Garvie Smith . Highest IQ ever recorded at Marsh Academy. Lowest ever grades. What’s the point, anyway?. Life sucks. Nothing happens.

Until Chole Dow’s body is pulled from a pond.

Di Singh is already on the case. Ambitious, uptight, methodical he’s determined to solve the mystery and get promated. He dosen’t need any assistance from notorious slacker, Smith.

Or does he?.

Hardback Published 02.01.14 by David Fickling Books.

I believe Running Girl is a novel for all readers, teenagers and adults. Further more I think Running Girl has the all the ingredients to make this novel into a film. Simon has worked hard on this novel giving all of the characters their own personality making this story so enjoyable to read. Without question Running girl is a very fast paced story where the story starts Garvie Smith and his friends meet in a playground smoking and drinking doing drugs.

Garvie Smith is really quite bright he has the highest IQ ever recorded at the Marsh Academy. But he has the lowest grades. His mother is always ranting at him that he must do his revision for his exams. A policeman in a turban rings the bell at the flat where Garvie Smith lives with his mother and questions Garvie about a girl Chole Dow in his grade at school has gone missing.

The theory is that Chole went jogging and was murdered and found in Pike Pond. DI Raminder Singh is leading the case and is determined to find the killer. This is a baffling wicked crime and everyone will be questioned, Chole Dow’s family and all the school that was in Chole’s year. Garvie’s uncle Len who is a pathologist conducts the forensic evidence in to how Chole was killed.

With Garvie’s high IQ he interferes with murder case and sets out to find all the evidence who killed his once ex girlfriend.

Running Girl has the most twist and turns to a story that I don’t think I have ever had the pleasure in reading a story that has so many twist and turns. Running Girl will keep you guessing until the very end. Everyone who I thought had murdered Chole did not. With high flying colours I recommend Running Girl to any reader any age. I hope that many readers enjoy Running Girl as much as I have.



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