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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

There's a Bat in Bunk Five

There's a Bat in Bunk Five - Paula Danziger

This is the sequel to The Cat Ate My Gymsuit.  I don't remember if I liked it the first time I read it as a kid, but as an adult, it lost me.  Too much angst, too much self-flagellation on Marcy's part, and the romance angle felt forced (mostly because the author skips the details and just focuses on the highlights).  There's a lot of exaggeration of the themes in an effort to have the maximum impact but it mostly backfired for adult me.  

 

The setting was great though, and my favourite parts were the times Danzinger builds the scenes around the girls of bunk 5.  They stole every scene they were in and saved the book from total insipidness.