Thursday, January 26, 2012

Adventures in Funeral Crashing by Milda Harris
Publisher: Smashwords
Pages: 148 
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon


Goodreads:  Sixteen year old Kait Lenox has a reputation as the weird girl in her high school, mostly because of her ex-best friend turned mean popular girl, Ariel, but maybe it has a little to do with the fact that Kait has a hobby crashing funerals. At one of these, Kait is outted by the most popular guy in school, Ethan Ripley. Yet, instead of humiliating her for all the world to see, he asks for her help, and Kait finds herself entangled in a murder mystery. Not only is the thrill of the mystery exciting, but more importantly Ethan knows her name! A little sleuthing is well worth that!


Kritters Thoughts:  Every now and then a YA book review is sent my way and I accept because with each read, I enjoy the YA genre more and more.  This is another example of a highly entertaining YA read that us adults can also enjoy.  From the beginning the reader is introduced to Kait, a high schooler who has lost her mom to cancer and finds a connection with her when she crashes funerals.  This may sound crazy, but when she attends a funeral she ends up in the middle of a murder mystery that makes her confront all sorts of fears.

I absolutely love books that have twists and turns and the reader is kept in the loop throughout.  Nothing like the killer being a character that shows up in the end - no good.  Not the case with this one, this author had the ability to give out facts, but let the reader take their imagination to find out who our killer is in the end.  This is worth reading to the very last page.


A book that is perfect for the high school reader who loves a little mystery, a little romance and may even be a reluctant reader.  A warning to the the young readers, there is mention of heroin overdoses and through the reading, these are proved wrong.  I in no way condone the use of any illegal substances, but I think that the topic is covered well in this book.


Rating:  definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

GR Cover Challenge 2012:  Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Ebook Challenge 2012: 3 out of 25

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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