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The last echo, Kimberly Derting

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The last echo
Title
The last echo
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Kimberly Derting
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Language
eng
Summary
Violet, a high school junior, discovers the body of a teen killed by "the girlfriend collector" and is determined to solve the case, but the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship" and Violet may have caught his eye
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  • Grades 7-12 In this latest Body Finder novel, Violet has joined others at the Center who have similar talents and cognitions. All can sense potential murders, although Violet is the only one who can see the imprints of the dead on a killer’s body—a skill that inevitably places her in great danger. Body Finder books are not for the faint of heart. In spite of providing a tough, likable heroine and a sweet, romantic element, Derting unflinchingly explores the twisted minds of sadistic killers. It’s a combination that keeps her readers clamoring for more. -- Bradburn, Frances (Reviewed 06-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 19)
  • Gr 9 Up — This entry in the series stands on its own. Seventeen-year-old Violet has the ability to feel "echoes," sensations that help her find dead bodies and killers, and she is part of a special team of psychic teens working on high-profile projects for the police. Its latest case involves women who are being murdered by the "collector," a serial killer who attacks victims and dresses them as if they were going on dates. The hunt for him places Violet in some tense situations. In a separate matter, she encounters James Nua, a man with strong echoes from murdering his girlfriend and children. When they make eye contact, he recognizes something about her that is key to the rest of the novel. Members of her team can divine facts from objects, talk to ghosts, and see the future, and they have successfully located bodies of missing persons and solved difficult mysteries, and Violet is grateful to have found a group of people with whom she doesn't feel like an outcast. However, Rafe, a brooding guy with secrets, confuses her by acting hot and cold toward her; when they come into physical contact they have some kind of energy that shocks them both. Do her complicated feelings about him mean that she is betraying her loyal boyfriend? The suspenseful ending will have readers tucking under blankets and imagining horror-movie scenarios. Tell them not to read this one right before bed.—Jessica Lorentz Smith, Bend Senior High School, OR --Jessica Lorentz Smith (Reviewed May 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 05, p100)
  • Seventeen-year-old Violet returns in the third installment of the Body Finder series, this time working for a secret agency that specializes in using paranormal powers to fight crime. For the first time since she learned that she is drawn to the locations of murdered dead bodies, Violet feels less of a freak. Although she doesn't understand all the paranormal abilities of her crime-fighting teammates, she feels as though she fits with them. However, she still loves her normal boyfriend Jay, so she worries about the strong physical response she feels whenever she touches Rafe, a member of the team. Meanwhile, Violet doesn't know she's become the target of a terrifying serial killer. As in previous volumes, Violet continues to reject simple safety precautions and hides all her worries from her parents. Her personal irresponsibility does not cause the danger when the killer attacks, however, and she demonstrates maturity and courage, assisted by a few doses of deux ex machina, when she fights back. She finally emerges as a mostly sympathetic heroine, even with the flaws that Derting often highlights. As always, this author writes a gripping tale, although she takes her time getting to the final conflict. Personalities come across quite strongly, as several of the characters tend toward the eccentric. With another sequel set up, this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10107185
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Derting, Kimberly
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[Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PZ7.D4468
LC item number
Las 2012
Literary form
novels
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  • 9
  • 12
Reading level
5.9
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  • Vandergrift, Andrea
  • Harper
  • HarperCollins (Firm)
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True
Series statement
Body finder
Series volume
#3
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Accelerated Reader
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  • Serial murders
  • Psychic ability
  • Dead
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • High schools
  • Schools
  • Washington (State)
  • Psychic ability
  • Serial murders
  • Dead
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • High schools
  • Schools
  • Washington (State)
  • Best friends
  • Dead
  • Friendship
  • High schools
  • Psychic ability
  • Schools
  • Serial murders
  • Washington (State)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The last echo, Kimberly Derting
Link
http://www.epicreads.com
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Note
  • "A body finder novel"--Jacket
  • "An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers."
  • "Typography by Andrea Vandergrift"--Title page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn730414390
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780062082206
Lccn
2011044633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)730414390
Label
The last echo, Kimberly Derting
Link
http://www.epicreads.com
Publication
Note
  • "A body finder novel"--Jacket
  • "An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers."
  • "Typography by Andrea Vandergrift"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn730414390
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780062082206
Lccn
2011044633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)730414390

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