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Buzz Kill

Buzz Kill

Book - 2014
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Seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Colton, to try to uncover who murdered head football coach "Hollerin' Hank" Killdare--and why.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
ISBN: 9780547393100
Branch Call Number: YF FANTA-B
Characteristics: 362 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Buzzkill


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Sep 28, 2020

Buzz Kill is a fun, enjoyable read by Beth Fantaskey. The story is a mystery with both romance and action elements in it. The main character, Millie, who reports for her high school newspaper, finds the body of the head football coach in a storage room with his head bashed in. There are many suspects to the killing including, Cheerleader Viv, who is Millie's self-described "arch-nemesis," Mike, who is a"disgraced football player," and quarterback, Chase, who is as mysterious as he is handsome. The main suspect, however, is Millie's father, Jack, who is an assistant football coach and town mayor. Millie has already lost her mother to cancer, and she can't afford to lose her other parent to prison.
As Millie investigates, she finds out more about Coach Killdare, both good and bad, and why lots of people had motive to kill him. She also discovers that there is a lot about Chase the she never could have imagined. When Mike Price is also killed, suspicion falls even more heavily on Millie's father, and she must expand her investigation if she is to keep him out of prison.
Millie's childhood hero is Nancy Drew, and this story reads like a modern version of a Nancy Drew mystery. Millie is extremely intelligent with a sarcastic sense of humor that makes her first-person account even more fun to read - an excellent young adult mystery.

Feb 08, 2019

The perfect blend of mystery and humor, this book was an amusing read and hard to put down. The teen characters deal with deep, real life issues of past regrets, losing loved ones, and how to move on; all while trying to be the first to solve a mystery and clearing the innocent.

Millicent (Millie) is a grown up Harriet the Spy, quirky as can be and always trying to get a good story down, for the school newspaper. Things spell trouble when she discovers the dead body of her football coach in a storage shed of the football stadium. Everyone is suspect including the new cute quarterback, and even her own Dad! The perfect blend of mystery and romance. Light, cute, and quirky!

multcolib_susannel Sep 28, 2014

Nancy Drew reader Millicent Ostermeyer solves the mystery of Coach Hollerin' Hank Kildare with the help of the mysterious but gorgeous Colton Chase.

ChristchurchLib Jun 30, 2014

"After discovering the murdered corpse of the high school football coach, student reporter Millie Ostermeyer takes a cue from her literary idol, Nancy Drew, and decides to find the killer herself. (The fact that Millie's dad is the prime suspect is pretty good motivation, too.) Joining her in the investigation is Chase, the enigmatic and crush-worthy new student whose flirty banter and awesome vocabulary may be masking his real reason for getting involved in the case. Millie's wry humour and failure to live up to Nancy's impeccable manners (Nancy Drew would never eat pie with her hands) will charm readers of this clever, breezy mystery." Teen Scene July 2014 newsletter


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