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Killing Mr. Griffin (book)

15 Ratings: 2.1
A short novel by Lois Duncan.
4 reviews about Killing Mr. Griffin (book)
review by . March 14, 2010
Lois Duncan is one of the most recognized names in Young Adult Literature.  She has written several books for Young Readers.  Killing Mr. Griffin is among her most well known classics.  Originally written in 1978, Killing Mr. Griffin tells the tales of a bunch of students who try to prank a teacher... and it goes horribly wrong.  It's a fairly good story, even with a couple of hiccups that don't actually come from the story itself, but actually from some of Lois Duncan's writing …
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
This book is horrible! The title says it all so don't expect too much else. The characters fall flat with unrealistic conversations. The story plays out quickly, thankfully, but is still very unrealistic and unbelievable. You end up not feeling for any of the characters, breeze through the easy short sentences, and put the book aside without much else thought. I would recommend it for an elementary level reader but not for many others (including advanced readers of a young age).
review by . March 16, 2010
This is a scary novel in light of Columbine and other tragedies.  A university teacher, tired of the poor students he is receiving, decides that the only way to make a difference is to try to mold them in high school.  The only problem is that he is a perfectionist, thinking that super-discipline will mold his students into great college material.  He doesn't think for one minute that his methods would work in the military but not with teenagers.   The students see Mr. Griffin …
review by . May 08, 2009
This is a scary novel in light of Columbine and other tragedies. A university teacher, tired of the poor students he is receiving, decides that the only way to make a difference is to try to mold them in high school. The only problem is that he is a perfectionist, thinking that super-discipline will mold his students into great college material. He doesn't think for one minute that his methods would work in the military but not with teenagers. The students see Mr. Griffin as a heartless and mean …
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