Monday, July 17, 2017

One of Us is Lying

Book: One of Us is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus

Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.-Goodreads

Review: Imagine an updated Breakfast Club with a twist of Gossip Girl, mixed in with murder. Told in alternating narratives, we follow four students who were in detention when their classmate Simon (i.e. the Dan of Gossip Girl, but everyone knows who he is), the student behind a malicious gossip site, is killed. They all have secrets, but who was willing to kill to keep them hidden? 

This was campy, fun and fast paced. I will def read more by this author. 

Grade: 4/5

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