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One of Us is Lying, or how to get out of your reading slump

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.


“I have to figure out a way to live with that, and it won’t be by not forgiving other people’s mistakes.”

One of us is out of her reading slump! And it’s all thanks to this book 😀

The last couple of months sucked for my reading life, I just kept starting books and not finishing them. A couple of days ago I checked my GR, saw that my challenge was at 34 books read (out of 50 that I’m supposed to read) and there’s a little more than a month left until the year is over. So I decided to give a chance to one of the books that have been waiting for my attention for a while now. And it turned out great!

It’s The Breakfast Club + Gossip Girl, but better than either of those. Five students have detention, four students survive detention. And the dead student knew everybody’s secrets. Ooooooh. Who did it? And why is the teacher not as involved in everything that’s happening as much as I assume he would be if this was reality and not fiction? Oh well, it’s more fun this way anyways.

With every book that has multiple POVs come preferences for certain POVs and in this case, at first my favorites were Bronwyn and Nate, but later on I started caring about everyone equally. As I got to know them, and as they got to know each other, they became more interesting. There were some things I thought were unrealistic, but there are so many things in reality that seem unrealistic, and right now I’m simply not in the mood to care.

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