The Murder Of Bindy Mackenzie (Ashbury/Brookfield #3)

The Murder Of Bindy Mackenzie (Ashbury/Brookfield #3)
Age Range
12+
Release Date
October 01, 2006
ISBN
0439740517
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Bindy Mackenzie believes herself to be the smartest, kindest girl at Ashbury High. Unfortunately, she is alone in that belief.

To prove her likeability, Bindy decides to document her life in transcripts, essays, and e-mails. What this reveals is a girl who's funny, passionate, hilariously self-righteous...and in danger.

Someone wants to kill Bindy Mackenzie. The clues are in the documents. The detectives are the very students who hate her most. And time is running out.

Enjoy this wickedly funny follow-up to The Year of Secret Assignments. It's a killer!

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Reader reviewed by BOOK EATER (HARRIET)

OMG THAT WAS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ IT WAS AMAZING THE STRUCTURE AND EVERYTHING 100 TIMES BETTERANY OTHER BOOK I HAVE EVER READ AND I HAVE READ ALOT OF BOOKS. JACLYN MORIARTY I  APLAUD YOU FOR THESE MAGNIFECENT WORDS OF WISEDOM. EVERYBODY SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BEYOND WHAT I IMAGINED....
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Reader reviewed by Mayra Solis

The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie was one of the most insightful and exciting books that I have read in my short period of life. Its about a girl who really doesnt know where she belongs. She had always been taught that she was number 1 and no one could take that away from her. Starting a new year(Year 11) she is put in a group called "FAD"- Friendship and Development. She ends up in that group she finds out that everyone actually hates her except for one individual, Finnegan A. Blonde, who infact turns out to be someone else! Also someone is secretly trying to kill her without even noticing it.
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Somethings wrong with Bindy
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Reader reviewed by the book muncher

Something is indeed wrong with her. For the first time in her life, she is forgetting to do homework. It doesnt help that the new class she is required to attend, Friendship and Development, has kids who only seem to want to make fun of her. Bindy cant help but lash back.

There is one unexpected friendship though, with the new guy at school. But at the same time, hes kind of distant, and his motivation for befriending Bindy is unclear until the end of the story.

I really enjoyed reading this novel because it was amazing. I really felt Bindys thoughts and emotions, and that made it all the more realistic. The plot was creative, as are the plots in all of Jaclyn Moriartys novels. I highly recommend this book, especially for fans of The Year of Secret Assignments.
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Pretty Good
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Reader reviewed by Mary

Bindy Mackenzie is not your typical nerd. She is the nerd, possibly the smartest person you have ever met. So she is hardly happy when her school puts her in a Friendship and Development class, taking her away from her true learning development...So Bindy retaliates against what she calls the Venomous Six (her fellow classmates) in the strangest of ways. But soon she will find she has need of them....in order to stop someone from slowly murdering her...


The book despite the title is not really about the murder although throughout the books there are subtle hints as to who is the murderer. The book is more about Bindy's growth as a person. As she realizes that other people are just as good as her.

This book was fairly entertaining but sometimes I felt annoyed by Bindy. Nevertheless,it was still a good read!
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another goodbook
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Reader reviewed by Courtney

Bindy Mackenzie is a know-it-all.She also tells the truth even if it's hurtful. I really don't know how to describe her because she's so eccentric! In "The murder of Bindy Mackenzie" Bindy is just a regular girl with not many friends. Her high school is making her take a class called "friendship and development" with people she doesn't know or get along with.Throughout the book Bindy is slowly being murdered and the most unlikely people come to her rescue! I would recommend this book to everyone because even though bindy is hardly standable she will fascinate you!
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great book
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Reader reviewed by Alexandra

Bindy Mackenzie has always thought of herself as a kind, smart person who always did and said the right thing and was well-liked by everyone. That's why she's startled to discover, on her first day of Friendship and Development class in Year 11, that no one likes her! In fact, the only positive thing anyone said about her was that "she is a very fast typist." That's not even a compliment, that's just a fact! Bewildered, when Bindy has the occasion to document her life for the same class, she is determined to portray herself as likeable, while at the same time retaliating against her fellow students who insulted her. She is determined that she will make good friends, and that everyone will like her. Then, all of a sudden, Bindy is in danger, and only her friends can help her. Is Bindy as likeable as she sees herself? Saving her from danger seems as good a test as any. This documentary novel, with some of the same characters as Feeling Sorry for Celia and The Year of Secret Assignments, is a slice of life of the girl who thought she had it all, then found out she had nothing. You'll have to decide for yourself if Bindy is likeable or not, but the novel most certainly is. It is poignant and humorous, and seems all the way through incredibly realistic. You're sure to find at least one character you wish to befriend, even if you decide against Bindy.
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