One of Us is Lying - Karen M McManus

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Summary (from goodreads): The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
-Bronwyn, the brain
-Addy, the beauty
-Nate, the criminal
-Cooper, the athlete
And Simon, the outcast


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.
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Edition Read:  Library ebook via Overdrive

Where (else) to buy: kobo*, google play, amazon*, nook*,

Thoughts:
It's no secret that I am not a fan of YA. I find most of it to be annoying, angsty, and usually want to slap the main characters. Yet, I still pick them up.

This novel is one of the reasons why I continue to look for gems among a genre that overall infuriates me.

The characters were likable and believable, while also not being self-absorbed, angst-ridden balls of frustration.

The end was mildly predictable. I didn't quite guess who did do it, but I was able to guess who didn't. Part of me loved it... the cynic in me, not so much.


Verdict:

Highly recommended. A perfectly breezy book that remains grounded.


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