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The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks

When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream,"Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl." As she struggles to separate the friend she knew from the tangle of gossip and headlines, Rain becomes determined to discover the truth about the murder. Written in a voice at once immediate, riveting, and utterly convincing, Mariah Frederick's mystery brilliantly exposes the cracks in this exclusive New York City world and the teenagers that move within it

This story is more than a murder mystery. The reader really gets to know Rain as well.
Rain was born with a cleft pallet. She is teased at school for the way that she talks and Wendy was always nice to her. Rain considered Wendy her friend.
When Wendy is found dead in the park, her mother tries to protect her from the news. But Rain decides to take it upon…