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The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks

The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks

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Enjoy this sneak peek at THE GIRL IN THE PARK written by Mariah Fredericks! Available wherever books are sold starting April 24th, 2012! When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream,"Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl." As she struggles to separate the friend she knew from the tangle of gossip and headlines, Rain becomes determined to discover the truth about the murder. Written in a voice at once immediate, riveting, and utterly convincing, Mariah Frederick's mystery brilliantly exposes the cracks in this exclusive New York City world and the teenagers that move within it.
Enjoy this sneak peek at THE GIRL IN THE PARK written by Mariah Fredericks! Available wherever books are sold starting April 24th, 2012! When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream,"Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl." As she struggles to separate the friend she knew from the tangle of gossip and headlines, Rain becomes determined to discover the truth about the murder. Written in a voice at once immediate, riveting, and utterly convincing, Mariah Frederick's mystery brilliantly exposes the cracks in this exclusive New York City world and the teenagers that move within it.

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Published by: Random House Teens on Mar 12, 2012
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MARIAH FREDERICKS
THE GIRL IN THE PARK
CHAPTER SAMPLER
 
MARIAH FREDERICKS
THE GIRL IN THE PARK
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DAY ONE
In my dream, everyone talks except me. It’s a party, and I’m sur- rounded by voices. I listen. I smile. I nod. No one is actuallyspeaking to me. But still—I want to pretend I’m a part o it.Faces spin by in a blur. More people now, and still more. Theylaugh, tease, point ngers. Their talk becomes a meteor shower o sound, the words coming too ast and hard to understand.And maybe because I am silent, I’m the one who sees her.Wendy. She’s standing in a wide- open window. The city stretchesvast and dark behind her. Her toes are poised on the sill, her ngertips just reach the edges. There is nothing to hold her asshe stares into the crowded room.All o a sudden, she wobbles. Her ngers lose their hold.Now it’s all balance. Her arms fail, a oot rises. I am too ar away, I can’t reach her in time.
Stop!
I yell. But it comes out an ugly blurted
Op!
Peopleglance over, embarrassed, go back to their talk.
She’s falling!
This is
She alling!
Someone giggles. Another girltries to hide her smile.Desperate, I scream,
Someone help her!
 
Thomeone elper!
Now the laughter starts. As everyone swings toward me,

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