“The best things in life are simple. Simple things work. They don’t foul up. It’s the complicated things that get twisted around on you.”
Crazy title right? Yeah I know, that is exactly how this story was! I read Killing Mr. Griffin By Lois Duncan it was 243 pages. Mr. Griffin was a very strict teacher! He wasn’t mean but he expected a lot from his students and wanted them to succeed. But like every other student in the whole entire world, we just don’t understand how much a teach wants the best. But there was this one student and his name was Mark. Mark got caught by Mr. Griffin for preforming plagiarism. Mr. Griffin makes Mark retake the class another semester and Mark wants his revenge. Mark wasn’t the only student that felt this way Jeff, Betsy, and David did as well.
Mark convince the other 3 students that it was time that they let this man stop treating them thins way. They had one friend, Susan, who didn’t feel the same way and but still helped with their plan to kidnap Mr. Griffin and torture him. Susan get a conference with Mr. Griffin after school one day. While walking him to his car the group puts a bag over his head and kidnaps him. They take Mr. Griffin to the mountains where he is tied up and ask to beg for his life. He refuses and they leave him there. Susan and David sneaks back to the mountain and find him dead from cardiac arrest. No! that is not a spoiler. But this book is about this group taking various steps to cover up this murder that they have committed. Now this book is my favorite book. I really love this book, it just full of twist and turns and I could never put it down. It was a very easy read I could read it again. But I do understand how this book was challenged because teachers are hard on their students everyday. This only gives them examples of what they could do. But it also show s the consequences and what could happen. I do believe that todays generation is too bold and will do anything to get what they want.