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One of us is Lying


Everything: 5/5

World: 3/5

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 5/5

Writing: 5/5

Review in a sentence: An incredible Mystery you can‘t put down even on your third reread.

Book:

Author: Karen McManus

Goodreads Review: 4.03 (January 2022)

Pages: 416

Genre: Mystery


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.

My Opinion:

I have to admit this book has a lot of clichés, some of them are completely ignored and some completely fulfilled, but i don‘t think that‘s bad just when makes the book predictable, boring and without any depth, but that was so not true in that case. I think they made the book better. So first of all the characters carry that book all of them the definition of cliche, the bad boy, the nerd, the homecoming princess, the athlete and they all have a secre and for me these are amazing I don’t know why but they made these characters so, likeable, so real and then the mysteryit seems impossible, Simon was murdered in front of everyone and no one saw anything and the only suspects the 4 main characters we fall in love with. I am really good with catching the murderer and i hoped it would happen that way, but did i expect it or even think about the complexity of the plan, never. Last but not least the relationship, I am not telling you who, but this couple was so cute, i love them.

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