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This is going to be a very short review – no plot summary, very little of my feelings. Why? Because this novel, much like the show, puts so many twists and turns into its mystery that I’m afraid any smidgen of information might unravel everything. I don’t want to spoil this for you. It’s too good.

So all I’m going to say is that I am a huge fan of Veronica Mars, both the tv series and the movie, and this book did not disappoint. Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham capture the characters voices and mannerisms and translate them to paper perfectly. I could hear the characters speaking. I could see it all building up around me, as if I was watching the show. I was so worried that the characters would come across as stiff or unnatural. This was not the case. Everything worked so well.

I highly recommend it for any fans of the show or the movie. A casual reader with this as their first experience with Veronica Mars may be a little confused, some references might go over their head, but all in all, anyone should be able to enjoy the story.

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Final rating: ★★

So, the work is beneath you… until you want to take credit for it. Is that it?

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1) by Rob Thomas