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Killing Mr. Griffin (Laurel Leaf Books)


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ISBN13: 9780440945154
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"So how does it feel?" Mark was asking in a high, nasal twang, as though he had just been imported from the back hills of the Ozarks.  "How do you like it being on the ground for a change?  It's not so great is it, being down where people can walk on you?  Well, now you know how your students feel all the time."

Mr.  Griffin lay silent.  Only the straining of the tendons in his neck showed that he was conscious and listening.

"Well, how does it feel?" Mark repeated.  "We want an answer.  Did you hear me--sir?"

"Yes, I heard you," Mr. Griffin said shortly.

"Your answer--sir?"

"My answer," Mr.  Griffin said in his cold, clipped voice, "is that if you know what's good for you, you'll untie this rope this instant.  If it's money you're after, I don't have any on me.  I carry a checkbook."

"We don't want your money," David said.  "We're not thieves."

"What are you then?" Mr.  Griffin asked him.  "Besides punks and kidnappers, that is?"

"We are your students, present, past and future," Mark told him, the corner of his mouth twitching slightly with the closest Betsy had ever seen him come to a smile.  "We are representatives of every poor kid who has ever walked into your dungeon of a classroom.  We come to bring you 'the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.' We're here to deliver revenge."

"If this is a joke," Mr.  Griffin said, "it's not funny.  It's the sort of childish demonstration I'd expect from five-year-olds, not high school seniors.  How many of you are there?"

"A lot," Jeff said.  "Twenty--twenty-five--thirty!"  He glanced at Betsy and grinned.  "Would you believe fifty--a hundred--everybody who's ever had to take a class from you?"

"That's ridiculous.  There can't be more than three of you.  I've only heard three voices.  And all of you are boys."

Mark glanced up at Betsy and nodded.

"Are you sure of that?" she asked, holding her nose as she spoke so that her voice came out as nasal as Mark's had been.  "I'm not a boy.  There are a lot of us girls who hate you too, you know."

Mr.  Griffin gave a start of surprise.  Quite evidently he had not expected this.  "Then there was another car," he said.  "Some of you came in another car."

"There are lots of other cars," Jeff said.  "Dozens of them.  I told you, we're all here.  None of us wanted to miss this."

"Miss what?"

There was a slight pause.  Then Mark said, "Nobody wanted to miss watching you die."


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tp9ps555123, March 17, 2007 (view all comments by tp9ps555123)
This is a pretty good book, especially if you like suspense! The storyline is kind of hard to keep up with because it constantly goes from one scene to another in some parts of the book, so it's hard to keep track of what day it is after the students kill Mr. Griffin and everything, but this book will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat!
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VansHatLuvMuffin, November 9, 2006 (view all comments by VansHatLuvMuffin)
I love this book!!!!! It is so realistic and full of action!! It was banned in certain places, but that just makes you want to read it even more!!! I just could not stop reading, yet I dreaded getting to the end!!!
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Duncan, Lois
Laurel Leaf
New York :
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Mystery and detective stories
Social Situations - General
School & Education
Horror & Ghost Stories
Mystery fiction
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Suspense
English teachers
Social Issues - General
Situations / General
Children s-Scary Stories
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Laurel-Leaf library
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"Synopsis" by , A group of students kidnap their teacher to "teach him a lesson," but their plans go awry when he dies, leaving them in a morass of lies and guilt.
"Synopsis" by , The plan was only to scare their English teacher...

They never actually intended to kill Mr. Griffin. But sometimes plans go wrong.

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