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Agatha Christie Delivers a Killer Read

By Malachi McGee

10th Grade

Recently, I had the privilege of reading a super interesting book. The book I read was by Agatha Christie; the title was Murder on the Orient Express.

The story starts with a detective on a train. The train crashes into a snowbank and all the people on board are trapped. Then someone dies. Rushing to reveal this mystery, the detective tries to find the killer. But everyone has a perfect alibi and cannot be suspected. Finally, the detective finds out about the murder.

The ending was fantastic. The book reveals a side of right and wrong like just because something bad is done, may not always mean that it is wrong. I really like how Agatha Christie structures her endings to not give it away at first. And the thing that makes the book stand out is that the killer is totally unexpected. It really gets you thinking about justice. At the end, your mind can go and ponder these types of deep subjects.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. It is a real page-turner. I think anyone who loves adventure stories will adore this book as well. This would be a good read for students in 8th grade and up. I believe that anybody who picks this book up will have a great time.


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