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Killing Mr. Griffin

Killing Mr Griffin They only planned to scare their English teacher They never actually intended to kill Mr Griffin But sometimes even the best laid plans go wrong

  • Title: Killing Mr. Griffin
  • Author: Lois Duncan
  • ISBN: 9780440945154
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • They only planned to scare their English teacher.They never actually intended to kill Mr Griffin But sometimes even the best laid plans go wrong.

    Killing Mr Griffin TV Movie Killing Mr Griffin PG h min Thriller, Drama TV Movie April A hated teacher is kidnapped by high school students as a prank He s killed but by whom Killing Mr Griffin Killing Mr Griffin Lois Duncan Thrillers I had to read this book, Killing Mr Griffin, for my English class It s about a group of Highschool students, who don t like their English teacher because he is very strict and doesn t give any second chances This is why they want to kidnap him and scare him Obviously, like you can predict from the title of the book, they kill him. Killing Mr Griffin Rotten Tomatoes Based on the bestselling novel by Lois Duncan, the made for TV Killing Mr Griffin debuted April , , on ABC Home Top Box Office

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    About Author

    1. Lois Duncan says:
      Lois Duncan born Lois Duncan Steinmetz was an American writer and novelist, known primarily for her books for children and young adults, in particular and some times controversially considering her young readership crime thrillers Duncan s parents were the noted magazine photographers Lois Steinmetz and Joseph Janney Steinmetz She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Sarasota, Florida Duncan started writing and submitting manuscripts to magazines at the age of ten, and when she was thirteen succeeded in selling her first story.Duncan attended Duke University from 1952 to 1953 but dropped out, married, and started a family During this time, she continued to write and publish magazine articles over the course of her career, she has published than 300 articles, in magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, McCall s, Good Housekeeping, and Reader s Digest After her first marriage, which produced three children, ended in divorce, Duncan moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to teach journalism at the University of New Mexico, where she also earned a BA in English in 1977 In 1965 she married Don Arquette, and had two children with him.Duncan was best known for her novels of suspense for teenagers Some of her works have been adapted for the screen, the most famous example being the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer, adapted from her novel of the same title Other made for TV movies include Stranger with My Face, Killing Mr Griffin, Don t Look Behind You, Summer of Fear and Gallows Hill.In 1989 the youngest of Duncan s children, Kaitlyn Arquette, was murdered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, under suspicious circumstances Who Killed My Daughter relates the facts and conjecture about the still unsolved case Duncan s second book about her daughter s murder, ONE TO THE WOLVES ON THE TRAIL OF A KILLER, picks up where the first book leaves off and contains all the new information Kait s family has uncovered from private investigation The 1971 children s book Hotel for Dogs was released as a theatrical movie in 2009, starring Emma Roberts That book has now been republished by along with two sequels, News for Dogs 2009 and Movie for Dogs 2010.Duncan s Gothic suspense novel, DOWN A DARK HALL, is being filmed for the Big Screen and will probably be released in 2016.Follow Lois on Twitter twitter duncanauthorfacebook profilep ikaitarquettequettes

    Comment 140 on “Killing Mr. Griffin

    1. Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:
      Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum 2.5 StarsThis is one of those times where I really wish had half stars, because this was a classic case of a perfectly average book Killing Mr Griffin went on my TBR simply for the fact that when I Googled banned books it was one of the first I hadn t already read and that I might want to that popped up I have to admit, if I were a teacher and saw a kid reading a title like this, I might want to disappear all the copies from the school right quick too The [...]

    2. Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* says:
      This short, older YA book packed quite a wallop of emotion Although I am already familiar with Duncan s talented writing, I was still surprised how sad and tragic this book came across It gives an interesting perspective for that special teacher who pushes kids too hard and doesn t listen to excuses Throw in the fascinating mixture of teens a young, shy girl who is a loner and falls too easily as prey into the grips of others because she s that desperate for attention a cute girl who has learned [...]

    3. Eileen Lepetit says:
      Do you have any friends named Betsey How about Lana or even Sue I m guessing not When your little brother is a complete moron, do you suggest that he hush or do you perhaps say something stronger My money is on stronger The story behind Killing Mr Griffin sounds pretty cool students hate strict teacher, decide to teach strict teacher a lesson oops something goes seriously wrong As a reasonably strict teacher myself, I think it s just common sense to read these kinds of books I need to know what [...]

    4. bjneary says:
      What a great little suspense book for the reluctant reader It is only 222 pages and really is a page turner Students have a nasty teacher well they think he is and one day after they all get bad grades, someone makes the chance remark, That Griffin guy is the kind you d like to kill The leader of the pack, Mark, gets everyone to believe they will just kidnap him, scare him, and Mr Griffin will become a NICE teacher when he sees what it is like ont he receiving end Simple, right NOT as you can te [...]

    5. Beth says:
      As a future high school English teacher I found this book a little disturbing Five high school students who are tired of being jerked around by their English teacher, Mr Griffin, plan to kidnap him Their plan is to kidnap and humiliate the teacher The participants include the jock, the cheerleader, the class president, the bad boy, and the mousey nerd Their plan seems to go off as planned, except one little thing Mr Griffin is dead The kids weren t aware that Mr Griffin had a heart condition tha [...]

    6. Jenny says:
      I was thinking about reading this book with my classes during the upcoming six weeks After reading it, I m surprised that my school purchased a class set of it Perhaps, eighth graders could handle it but, I know my little sixth graders could not Multiple instances of cursing, the use of illicit substances and the fact that the entire book is about covering up a murder is a bit much I d also feel a knife going into my chest with every Hamlet reference that went completely over my students heads.G [...]

    7. Jess says:
      Man, this book About halfway through, I tried to piece together the message of this book, and all I could decide on was don t follow sociopaths that think it s neat to set cats on fire shit will only escalate from there.Our cast of characters Sue our wallflower heroine, dull as dirt and socially isolated to an unrealistic degree Remember that episode of Buffy, when Clea Duval turned invisible because her classmates ignored her That s Sue without any of Clea s charm.David class president, raised [...]

    8. Danielle says:
      When I found this old thing sitting quietly on the top shelf of the Young Adult section in Borders, next to a couple Lois Duncan books, I was hesitant It seemed like one of those generic little suspense books for teens like one of those wannabe Twilight fantasy books that have overly cheesy premises and even cheesier dialogue But something about this book made me want to buy all 6 dollars and 99 cents of its glory Was it the cover Maybe Was it the vague description on the back Could be But I m [...]

    9. PurplyCookie says:
      The story is about five high school students who plan to scare their English teacher by kidnapping him, to get even for his strict grading It all goes wrong when the teacher dies of heart failure while they have him tied up The plot was very well crafted, especially the details of how their cover up unravels It s skillfully written to maintain suspense through the length of the book but it still lags in some parts for me The difficult characterization of the victim is handled perfectly you can e [...]

    10. Purple says:
      I read this for my 7th Grade English class with Mr David Marsden A very interesting story and worthy of appreciating Summary from Brian Griffin is a school teacher who never accepts late homework and is extremely demanding of his students After he gives out F s to a group of students who fail to turn in their papers on time, the students the popular crowd decide to get revenge by kidnapping him Mark Kinney is the one most often singled out by Mr Griffin, because the semester before, Mark had pla [...]

    11. Carol says:
      Killing Mr Griffin by Lois Duncan 1 2From The Book They only meant to scare him.Mr Griffin is the strictest teacher at Del Norte High, with a penchant for endless projects and humiliating his students Even straight A student Susan can t believe how mean he is to the charismatic Mark Kinney So when her crush asks Susan to help a group of students teach a lesson of their own, she goes along After all, it s a harmless prank, right But things don t go according to plan When one accident leads to ano [...]

    12. Andres Guevara says:
      This book is called Killing Mr Griffin by Lois Duncan The book is about this teenage boy called Mark Kinney He hates his English teacher His name is Mr Griffin Mr Griffin is one of those teachers that you hat He always makes pop quizez, gives a lot of homework and never smiles in class Every of his students hate him In purpose, he also gives bad grades to well written papers So Mark creates a plan of kidnapping Mr Giffin He wants Mr Griffin to suffer He wants him to have a taste of his own medic [...]

    13. Trey D says:
      The book I read was a little easier and the reason I chose it was because intricate plots and twisting action throughout most books can lose me and have me just staring at the page This book had great character descriptions and during the story their descriptions suited them well as they story progressed The main action was during the middle of the book and the plot was easily understood, especially for a terrible reader , but despite its clarity and its extricating plot the author should ve str [...]

    14. Kate says:
      Lois Duncan was a fixture in my library hauls as a teenager Thrillers, horror, supernatural versions of both It was awesome I was very sad to hear that she had passed away and so I have a mission to revisit as many of her books as I can get hold of Killing Mr Griffin was one of the first books that came to mind so here we begin.Reading this as a teenager is quite a different experience reading it as an adult That goes without saying but oh man There are points of this where I sort of wanted to s [...]

    15. Eli Salazar says:
      Spoiler Alert It s a description of Mark, Susan said It s a clinical description of a psychopath The genre is young adult, mystery, and thriller I like this book because it wants me to read and each page The setting is mostly at night and at the waterfall This group of kids Mark, Susan, Betsy, David, and Jeff want to kidnap their teacher to scare him because they don t like him because he is too strict They kidnap their teacher Mr.Griffin and take him to the waterfall Jeff had a game that day [...]

    16. Jared says:
      I read Killing Mr Griffin by Lois Duncan I thought the book was good It was laid out nicely, but it took too long to get rolling A great majority of the book was them planning and no real action happening until the last few chapters of the book They took at least two chapters just planning how they were going to kidnap Mr Griffin Once it got to about the last four chapters of the book, I was interested and wanted to keep reading, but by that time, it s to late Most readers would have gone back a [...]

    17. Ashley says:
      I m really not sure what to make of this book I don t know whether I liked it or not, whether I d describe it as good or not, but wow That was intense I predicted things that were going to happen, and I always like it when I can predict things in books because I always feel smart or special or something, but this time was different view spoiler Yesterday when I was reading the book after I finished for that time, I said, I think he s a psychopath Like a joke, or an exaggeration or something, but [...]

    18. Dalton says:
      This was an all around good book I liked the story and I could connect to some of the characters It starts out with five kids planning to kidnap their strict English teacher They kidnap him in the school parking lot, then drive him to a remote place in the Sandia Mountains There they try to make him beg for freedom, but he refuses, so they leave him there for a few hours When two of the kids go back, they find Mr Griffin dead They tell the rest of the gang, and create a plan to get rid of the ev [...]

    19. Amy Y. says:
      The book Killing Mr Griffin, is about this group of teenagers plotting revenge on their English Literature teacher named Brian Griffin Mr Griffin s skills of grading papers triggers the enraged emotions with most of his students Then, they decided to put a end to this They wanted to pull a prank on Mr Griffin is that he could get the taste of his own medicine However, when the prank had been pulled too farIt was already too late They killed Mr Griffin Now, the group of teenagers must hide from t [...]

    20. Scott Volz says:
      Five teens decide to kidnap their overdemanding, taskmaster English teacher so that he gets a taste of the anger he inspires in his students who are unappreciative of the fact that Griffin, in his own rough way, really just wants them to be prepared for college But the plan goes awry Griffin, who suffers from a heart condition, has a heart attack and dies Relying on the guidance of Mark, the mastermind of the original scheme, the group decides that they re in too deep for honesty Instead, they b [...]

    21. Shally Clark says:
      What can happen when the only thing a group of high schoolers have in common is hating their English teacher A cheerleader, class president, jock, a bad boy and a nerd get together to plot how to sabotage their teacher who gives them hard assignments and hands out bad grades After kidnapping their teacher, the situation gets out of hand when they did not realize their teacher had a heart condition and ends up dying because of tier actions Now the high schoolers are faced with a serious crime and [...]

    22. Becca says:
      This is a quick YA suspense read, with a nice emotional punch Duncan develops her characters well, and left me wanting to know about what happened to them I was struck by the final scene in the book and the elegant way she conveys the devastation of story s events on the main character without overdramatzing or spelling it out I read on that Lois Duncan is in the process of updating her books to be set in the present day, for paperback re release Seems like an interesting trend in children s an [...]

    23. Apokripos says:
      Not bad for my first Lois Duncan However, I think the ending and the reason behind why a certain character acted the way he did is a tad too rushed for my taste The author s writing is simple and characters are fleshed out splendidly.

    24. Pickle Farmer says:
      Classic Lois Duncan grim, dark, ambiguous characters.

    25. Megan says:
      This book is a very goodread and I recommend it to older audiences 14 for some parts like how Mr Griffin dies of starvation and how Mark, Betsy, David, and Jeff kidnap Griffin and starve him and deny him medication while he is tied up Overall, this book is enjoyable and has a very good storyline It has all these elements to it that really pull a reader in cliffhangers, exciting storyline, great use of slowly revealing details Some chapters end with a cliffhanger and that makes it exciting when y [...]

    26. Jared Shilts says:
      Personal response This book s biggest problem is that I did not like the main characters other than David and Susan I say this because the people feel selfish in that they only wish to benefit themselves Plot Betsy, David, Jeff, Mark, and Susan are students of Mr Griffin who decide to kidnap their teacher because of his high critique One day, Mark mentions how it would be fun to humiliate Griffin They set up a planned kidnapping of one of their teachers Things go haywire very soon after their te [...]

    27. Wendi Lee says:
      This was a reread for me I first read this in middle school, and liked it enough to seek out Lois Duncan s other books This time around, I felt a bit meh about the whole thing Mr Griffin is a tough English teacher He doesn t let anyone get away with anything, and he rarely gives out A s, even to the kids who are accustomed to them A handful of kids decide that they need to teach Mr Griffin a lesson, and then things spiral out of control I didn t feel any sympathy with any of the kidnappers, even [...]

    28. Katie Nagy says:
      I think the book was interesting but it waskind of a hard read for me I like mysteries and murder books Those books are interesting and always have you at the edge of your seat Killing a teacher though is very unrealistic.

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