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Giles, Gail. Dead girls don't write letters.

GILES, Gail. Dead girls don't write letters. Simon & Schuster, Pulse. 126p. e2003. 0-689-86624-0. $6.99. J

To quote from the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2003: This is a slight book, a psychological thriller. The narrator is Sunny (not exactly the right name for this girl), who receives a letter from Jazz, her dead sister. Then Jazz, who Sunny sees immediately isn't really Jazz, turns up on the doorstep, and their parents are deliriously happy to have their dead teenager back home. Jazz was the older sister, the beautiful, self-centered daughter who could do no wrong in her parents' eyes. When she left home at 18 and was reported killed in a fire, her mother went into a deep depression and the father drank heavily--both ignoring their surviving daughter. There are plot twists here, which the author manages to pull off if the reader isn't too questioning. A quick read for those who want easy entertainment--fast moving and intriguing. Claire Rosser, KLIATT
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Author:Rosser, Claire
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Date:Nov 1, 2004
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