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Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly. 334 p. Kathy Dawson Books/ Penguin Group (USA) LLC. August, 2015. 9780525428404.
Publisher synopsis: Sherlock meets Veronica Mars meets Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in this story of a wisecracking girl who meets a weird but brilliant boy and their roller-coaster of a semester that’s one part awkward, three parts thrilling, and five parts awesome
First Line(s): Of course I didn't like Digby when I first met him. No one does. He's rude, he doesn't ever take no for an answer, and he treats you like a book he's already read and knows the ending to even if you yourself didn't yet.
Page 56: What are the chances he;ll give me an F if I complain to the principal?
Like, a hundred percent. Bur you might as well since he's gonna fail you anyway because you're partners with me."
"That's just great. So what about my computer?"
Dominic let Felix looking meserable.
"Yeah, this is definitely something else." Digby said. "Oh, and...I was about to tell you this morning, when the Children of the Corn jumped us. I read Shell's records. Guess What? Marina saw him right before she disappeared."
I already love this book based just upon the cover/ author jacket info alone. The author photo mimics the cover and the back cover shows a boy in a suit holding binoculars with a female silhouette in the lens. Very cool.