Sunday, November 23, 2014
Disco Donna, by Shari Randall
Following last week's grim story of a disappearing child in Sweden, here is a much lighter story of a murdered teenager in Maryland. Go figure.
The narrator and her two friends are high school girls preparing to dress as hippies for Halloween. In a used clothing store they find a box of leftovers from Disco Donna, the town's legendary unsolved murder victim. (Her former home had just been renovated.) This leads to a second box that had been donated to the town library, and in that box they find a clue to the murderer.
The main pleasure here is the language of the teenagers.
People cracked. That happened on Lifetime all the time, too.
We OMG'ed up the stairs.
She reverted to Korean, which she did only when she was completely unhinged or in gym class.