Killing Mr. Griffin Paperback – Oct 5 2010
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From the Publisher
The plan was only to scare their English teacher...
They never actually intended to kill Mr. Griffin. But sometimes plans go wrong. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
About the Author
Lois Duncan is an acclaimed suspense author for young adults. She has published nearly 50 books for children, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, which was adapted into a highly-successful horror film, and Who Killed My Daughter?, a non-fiction book about the harrowing experience of her daughter's murder.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Killing Mr. Griffin is a great and frightening book. I like this book, because it makes you want to finish it, especially on the end of the middle. I like murder books like Killing Mr. Griffin. There are very exciting parts in the book. Like when they leave him up in the mountains and they try to get away. Here is a quote that explains when they are leaving Mr. Griffin, "Betsy turned to throw one last look at the man by the stream. He was lying very still. Only his chest was moving-up and down-up and down-as though he had been running hard. Betsy had a sudden childish impulse to run back and step on his face." Killing Mr. Griffin is a very good book.
This book is thrilling, but there are some boring parts and extremely sad parts. A boring part was when Mr. Griffin was talking to his wife. It was quite boring but I still read it. A sad part was when they kidnapped Mr. Griffin. Their plan was to make this girl (Susan) stall him long enough (by a conference) so that they could capture him while no one sees...So the middle was the best part of the whole book. I think this book is a great book.
Killing Mr. Griffin is one of the best murder books I ever read. It was suspenseful and amusing. Though you have to read some parts again because it get confusing. I think everyone should at least read this book once.
The students see Mr. Griffin as a heartless and mean person that will ruin their chance to graduate and get into a good college. Everything seems to come to a head when one student has a homework paper blown away by the wind and tells Mr. Griffen so, saying that he will redo the paper. Mr. Griffen has absolutely no sympathy and he just tells the student that he will not accept a late paper, thus the student will fail.
Several members of the class get together and decide that the only way to get Mr. Griffin to change his way is to scare him. To do this, they will kidnap him and only let him go when he is really scarred. Unfortunately nothing goes as planned. Mr. Griffin is not scarred and maybe not such a bad guy after all.
The students carry the prank on too long and unfortunately Mr. Griffin dies. They now have to deal with what they did and realize too late that it wasn't a good idea.
This book should be read by young teens to make them think about their actions before they do it. A lot of hazings and other things that teens may think are fun, sometimes have serious consequences. Adults will also enjoy this very well written book!
Most recent customer reviews
This is a classic in my opinion from back in my day. Easy to follow format and overall length. Concepts are easily spotted and not boring for young adults. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kathy Gallant
Well, her writing is kinda juvenile but it was nice to read the book that preceded the crappy tv movie. It arrived fast and in great quality.Published 22 months ago by Heidi Leigh
All of the books by Lois Duncan will keep you reading all night long, you never want to put this or other books by her down! This book Killing Mr. Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by Brianna D.
"Run!" was the last phrase Mr. Griffin said to one of his 'better students' after a conference with Susan McConnell before he was abducted to a far away place in the mountains. Read morePublished on May 6 2004
Four Kids are the main characters along with Mr.Griffin. A girl named susan narrates the book, usally the geek, she gets invited to a place by a bunch of popular girls and guys... Read morePublished on March 27 2004 by Nia S.
For our class we had to pick a book and read it by December 1st. I chose to read KILLING MR. GRIFFIN by LOUIS DUNCAN. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2003 by Becca
Young Adult reading. I watched this movie at the end of August. I didn't realize that it was based on a book until Banned Books Week rolled around and I saw it on the list. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003 by T. L. Walker
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK WRITTEN BY LOIS DUNCAN. THIS BOOK IS SO INTERESTING AND YOU REALLY RELATE TO THE CHARATERS. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2003 by A. Gilliland
I remember in high school they made us read any book, i never liked it so i decided to pick any mystery book and the tittle "killing mr. griffin" grabbed my attention. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003 by Andrea V