The Body Finder Playlist
By Kimberly Derting
Overview of the Playlist
This playlist is for The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. The Body Finder is the first novel in a trilogy about a girl named Violet with a special talent of finding murdered bodies. The bodies call out to her through echoes. She uses the echoes to find their killers.
The songs I have chosen for this playlist don't really follow a genre because like a typical teenage girl Violet's moods and emotions are always changing.
Song 1: "Just Fishin" by Trace Adkins
I chose this song for when Violet, the main character, was eight years old walking in the forest with the father and she discovered her first human body. It was the body of a fourteen year old girl from their town half buried in the soft dirt. Violet's father does want her to grow up to fast, but he realizes he won't be able to stop her.
Song 2: "Sk8er Boi" by Avril Lavigne
Violet has practically been life long friends with Jay Heaton. Jay has always been her best friend and nothing more. It is the start of their junior year and Violet is starting to realize that she may have feelings for Jay.
Song 3: "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
Violet uncovers a seconded body. The body's echo emits many colors making the echo look radioactive to Violet. With this discovery she finds herself in an on going murder investigation. Girls are disappearing and winding up dead within weeks. Violet is torn between putting her own life in danger to catch a killer and keeping herself safe.
Song 4: "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
Violet attends the Homecoming dance only to come face to face with her worse fears. This is the climax of the book where Violet meets the person who has been abducting and killing young girls in her community.