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Gr 7-10-All Colette Iselin wants is to be accepted by perfect, icy Hannah and her slightly sweeter sidekick, Pilar. This means pretending that her family still has money and being mean to her brother, her mother, her unpopular classmates, her teacher, and pretty much anyone else who crosses her path. However, on a class trip to France, Colette gets distracted from her quest to be cool. First, she starts seeing Marie Antoinette's ghost (which would distract most people) and begins to fall for her nerdy-cute French tour guide. Colette realizes that the ghost is killing people and that she is next on the list, due to her family's heretofore secret role in the French Revolution. None of this is very believable, and even the realistic elements don't always ring true, as Colette and her classmates rarely step out of their stereotypes. The plot strands come together, complete with an Eiffel Tower kiss and a party held at Versailles. That said, the story moves along at a steady clip and every so often devolves into delicious, campy mayhem. This is a good choice for teens who want to dip their toes into historical fiction (emphasis on the fiction) without giving up cinematic pacing or romance. Colette transforms through the course of the novel, realizing the value of loyalty over prestige, and though that process might not be believable, many readers will find her story enjoyable.-Gesse Stark-Smith, Multnomah County Library, Portland, ORα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journal. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Fun, enjoyable book. I had read a copy from the library and liked it so much I bought a copy to give to the oldest granddaughter. She loved it as well.Published 1 month ago by Daisy551
I loved Katie’s series, Bad Girls Don’t Die, so I was excited to read her latest book.
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This book had history and an incredible plot! I started this book not expecting much but now that I have finished it, it exceeded my expectations astronomically! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nicole
If I were to think about all the books I've read this year, Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer would stand out as one of the strangest. It was incredibly weird, but also entertaining. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books
This book was amazing!! I liked it because it was so mysterious, romantic, and just really awesome!! I recommend everybody of all ages to read this book now!!Published 5 months ago by Drew Cramsey
This book is great. It shows lots of detail and is very interesting. I will definitely read more books by katie alenderPublished 6 months ago by Tracy Pagel
I enjoyed this book very much. However, not everybody speaker French and it would be wonderful to have a dictionary of the French words and their meanings. Read morePublished 7 months ago by madison stone
I really liked the characters in this book. First you have Colette Iselin, she is pretty much ruled by her "best friend" Hannah. Read morePublished 7 months ago by lucyheartfilia