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Publisher Comments:

The party room.

On Manhattan's Upper East Side. Everybody's fabulous. No one gets carded. Then someone dies.

The Party Room is where the prep school crowd goes to drink up and hook up. The cocktails are chill and the bartender's hot. Everyone knows everyone — except the guy that Samantha Byrne leaves with one night.

The next day Sam's missing. Then she's found dead in Central Park, murdered brutally. It looks like a copycat killing of another girl who was murdered years earlier. By someone from Talcott Prep.

The killer is one of them. He knows where they live. And where they play....

Review:

"Created by a pseudonymous author, the first installment of the Party Room trilogy may appeal to the rare reader who believes that the Gossip Girl series could be improved if only the characters were more generic and a couple of nasty, violent murders were added into the mix. As the novel opens, the coolest kids from New York City's exclusive Woodley School ('a group that defined what it meant to be hot and young and rich at the center of the world in the twenty-first century') are spending a typical Friday night getting wasted at the Party Room, the Upper East Side bar they consider their private clubhouse. Super hottie Samantha Byrne has a knockdown fight with her ex-boyfriend Brandon and then leaves with a 'dangerous looking' red-haired stranger. When Samantha is found dead in Central Park (icky shades of Jennifer Levin's real-life 1986 murder), stabbed over 70 times, wrists bound with a rival prep school's tie, her best friend, Kirsten, starts doing some sleuthing, most of which takes the form of an extended bar crawl. Kirsten sparks a fledgling romance with sweet seeming Kyle who (in the whipsaw plotting that characterizes the novel) turns out to be Paul Stone, the young man who, a few years previously, was convicted of a murder similar to Samantha's. The book's pseudo-sophisticated trappings (designer name-dropping, swanky locales) are awkwardly layered over its tricked-up cliffhangers. Ages 16-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A gripping trilogy for teens begins. The Party Room is where all the high school and college kids hook up. One night, Samantha Byrne leaves with a guy no one's ever seen before. Later, she's found murdered in Central Park. Now a killer walks among Manhattan's most indulged teens.

Synopsis:

The party room.

On Manhattan's Upper East Side. Everybody's fabulous. No one gets carded. Then someone dies.

The Party Room is where the prep school crowd goes to drink up and hook up. The cocktails are chill and the bartender's hot. Everyone knows everyone — except the guy that Samantha Byrne leaves with one night.

The next day Sam's missing. Then she's found dead in Central Park, murdered brutally. It looks like a copycat killing of another girl who was murdered years earlier. By someone from Talcott Prep.

The killer is one of them. He knows where they live. And where they play....

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689872259
Author:
Blattberg, Julie
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Social Situations - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Suspense/Thriller
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Suspense
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Party Room
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7 x 4.19 in 5.145 oz
Age Level:
16-18

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Product details 272 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780689872259 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Created by a pseudonymous author, the first installment of the Party Room trilogy may appeal to the rare reader who believes that the Gossip Girl series could be improved if only the characters were more generic and a couple of nasty, violent murders were added into the mix. As the novel opens, the coolest kids from New York City's exclusive Woodley School ('a group that defined what it meant to be hot and young and rich at the center of the world in the twenty-first century') are spending a typical Friday night getting wasted at the Party Room, the Upper East Side bar they consider their private clubhouse. Super hottie Samantha Byrne has a knockdown fight with her ex-boyfriend Brandon and then leaves with a 'dangerous looking' red-haired stranger. When Samantha is found dead in Central Park (icky shades of Jennifer Levin's real-life 1986 murder), stabbed over 70 times, wrists bound with a rival prep school's tie, her best friend, Kirsten, starts doing some sleuthing, most of which takes the form of an extended bar crawl. Kirsten sparks a fledgling romance with sweet seeming Kyle who (in the whipsaw plotting that characterizes the novel) turns out to be Paul Stone, the young man who, a few years previously, was convicted of a murder similar to Samantha's. The book's pseudo-sophisticated trappings (designer name-dropping, swanky locales) are awkwardly layered over its tricked-up cliffhangers. Ages 16-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A gripping trilogy for teens begins. The Party Room is where all the high school and college kids hook up. One night, Samantha Byrne leaves with a guy no one's ever seen before. Later, she's found murdered in Central Park. Now a killer walks among Manhattan's most indulged teens.
"Synopsis" by , The party room.

On Manhattan's Upper East Side. Everybody's fabulous. No one gets carded. Then someone dies.

The Party Room is where the prep school crowd goes to drink up and hook up. The cocktails are chill and the bartender's hot. Everyone knows everyone — except the guy that Samantha Byrne leaves with one night.

The next day Sam's missing. Then she's found dead in Central Park, murdered brutally. It looks like a copycat killing of another girl who was murdered years earlier. By someone from Talcott Prep.

The killer is one of them. He knows where they live. And where they play....

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