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Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly. 334 p. Kathy Dawson Books/ Penguin Books (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: "Okay-gotta go." Digby grabbed his tray and got up.
"Where are you going?"
"Take care of some business. I'll pick you up at your place."
"I'm not going with you," I said.
"Okay, great, see you at eight," he said.
Can't remember where I found out about this quirky, funny, suspenseful novel, but I am enjoying it so far.