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  • School & Library Binding: 198 pages
  • Publisher: San Val (Oct 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613357760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613357760
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.9 x 2 cm

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Slow moving but not bad 22 Oct 2001
By hiphopgirl_1000 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
One summer weekend four years ago Rose was invited to Angelica's beautiful house. Rose couldn't believe it back then. It was a dream come true! She couldn't wait to enjoy the pool and just party while recording her great experiences in her diary. However someone turned up dead that weekend and Rose's weekend was ruined. It turns out Angelica's dad's partner in law Frannie was murdered that weekend and he was the last one to see her. Four years later the police have reopened the case and to Rose's horror steal her diary in which she wrote her thoughts that weekend. To protect her family Rose steals the diary back. However it seems someone is out to get Rose. Whoever Rose is protecting doesn't seem to want her to protect them! Who could it be?
This book was kind of slow moving. I would recommend you borrow it at the library. I was sorely disappointed in Caroline's new book and I really didn't think the ending in this story sounded right. It was too sudden and just didn't fit in. To sum it up it was an okay book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fatality 4 April 2003
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The book Fatality is a really great book. This book is full of suspense and thrills. I like this book because it was so exciting. I just couldn't put the book down. Most of Caroline Cooney's books are well written. Her books have a lot of twists. when you least expect something to happen it does. What I don't like is how in the beginning it is kind of slow. But then it speeds up quickly. This book is about a girl named Rose. Rose is accused of witnessing a murder. She kept a diary of the year the murder happened. This diary was full of secrets. Secrets that she didn't want anyone to know about. Then the police come four years after the murder. They start questioning her. Rose refuses to tell them anything. She claims that she dosen't know anything. The police decide to take her diary; just in case there is any evidence. But she won't let them, she takes the diary back. What she dosen't know is that someone else knows what she put in the diary. Rose's life gets of track and messed up as the police accuse her of protecting the murderer. But whats on everybodys mind is if she's protecting the murderer or not. Her friends try to stick up for her but they aren't even sure if she is guilty or not. Rose's parents don't even know whether she is protecting the individual or is really telling the truth. As time went on the police get very frusterated. they start thinking that maybe she is the murderer. When Rose's brother comes to visit he is shocked. Little did he know that she is being accused of the murder. Rose begins to think that anyone will do anything to keep her quiet. I don't want to give away the ending but that is when the real action starts. I really do recommend this book to anyone who enjoys to read action-filled books.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Ms. Raniere- pd 1,2,8,9 18 Jan 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In the novel, Fatality, by Caroline B. Cooney, Rose is caught in an intriguing police investigation. When the book begins, we meet Rose, a young girl who is contemplating stealing her diary back from the police officers who took it. What precious words are written in the diary, we don't know, but they must be important. Rose is being interrogated in a murder investigation and refuses to speak, only sharing that she "didn't see anything." Yet, with the retrieval and destruction of her diary, the police and her parents can hardly accept that answer. They assume that she must know something and that it was written in her journal, but no one can get it out of her. Through this tangled web we meet Rose's parents, her brother Tabor, and her school friends/acquaintances, Chrissie, Alex, and Anjelica, whose father is also involved in the investigation. As the reader learns more, the case begins to unfold and things become clear, but, we are still left in the dark about the diary entry. Does Rose know something and had she written it down? Who is she protecting? When Rose almost gets run down by a dark truck, her family urges her to give up whomever it is she is protecting. Unfortunately, it might be too late...

I don't typically enjoy thrillers, but I was hoping to read a good one to get into them. Unfortunately, I'm still fishing for the perfect thriller to grab and hold my attention. Fatality is not your typical thriller. It takes place after the crimes have occurred and therefore, is not very suspenseful. The ending is unexpected, yet not climactic enough to be satisfying. I liked that Cooney put in a few different conflicts to spice up the story, but overall, it just didn't do it for me. On a positive note, the plot was intricately woven involving many characters in a few different story lines. Also, it was nice that the plot didn't just involve murders, chases, and escapes like some others in the genre. Ultimately, I liked the book and would recommend it to my students. But if you're expecting a suspenseful and compelling story with many twists and turns, this isn't the book to choose.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Don't judge a book by it's cover !!! 6 Jan 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"Don't judge a book by it's cover!!!" That's what I found out when I saw this book. It looked boring. Fatality...this book is a great book for people who like mystery, good, and twisted stories.My first opinion of this bood was proved wrong. When I started to read this book, it just pulled me in. I read it all day and all night. I just couldn't stop.
The author of this book is a really good writer. Caroline B. Cooney wrote other books like...Losing Christina: Fog, Losing Christina: Snow, and Losing Christina: Fire. I have not read all of these, but I will. This book is a book you would want to recommend to your friends. I did.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
MUST READ 27 Feb 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Turtleback
For my English class we had to do a book report. I picked Caroline B. Cooney's book Fatality. This book was so great, I thought it was great because I love mystery books and this is that kind of book. My favorite part of this book was when the police find this little diary. They find the diary and then all of a sudden someone turns up missing. So they all have to search for this person. I recommed people to read this book because it is great for a young reader to read. So maybe if you have time go to a library and look for this book.
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