2th grade teacher and I plan to make this book part of my curriculum because the themes are so abundant I know others have already said it but there is a liking to The Breakfast Club as the premise of the story happens during detention at a high school There is so much depth to this story This story is very appropriate to read with Junior High students The bad language is kept to a bare minimum and the adult themes are implied than stated This book talks about many different family dynamics and how the children are affected Without saying too much it s important for high school students and adults to remember that our actions do affect others The udicial system is another great
TALKING POINT IN THIS BOOK AS point in this book as as unlikely friendships I can t say enough good things and I m excited to read it with my Junior High students I did guess who was lying fairly early on but I wasn t able to figure out the whole story until it was explained to me so the book kept my interest the entire time As a 29 year old reading a YA novel I was pretty confident that I D Be Able To d be able to out who killed Simon I was very wrongThe main characters are all teenagers and like teenagers they can be pretty cringy There were plenty of parts that made me go Oh god start thinking with your brains not your hormones You d think that would be a bad thing but I loved it because these characters were very realistic I m tired of reading YA books where the main characters are wise old souls in 16 year old bodies What teenager isn t a little annoyingI can t wait for this to become the next big book sensation I would not be surprised if it becomes a tv series 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 uicy 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 themOkay so everyone had been raving about this book A great new YA thriller that s a cross between The Breakfast Club and Pretty Little Liars I mean come on your sold on it already aren t you What I loved about this one is that its only about 360 odd pages but it really packs a punch in that time So full of twists and turns its really hard to figure out whodunnit Admittedly though I did work out who it was ust before the reveal but thats probably due to the sheer amount of thrillers and mystery books I ve read over the years Some of the characters are likeable while some began to grate on me a little but overall I found them all to be very believable A great fast faced YA thriller Perfect for this time of the year 55 star. Edition. ,
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This is an excellent YA novel which as an adult I enjoyed ust as much as any adult crime novel A modern deathly take as much as any adult crime novel A modern deathly take one of my favourite films The Breakfast Club five students serve detention each of them very different and during detention one of them dies Right in front of everyone else including the supervisory teacher The boy who is killed wrote a gossip blog about the goings on in the school which makes him pretty much enemy number oneIn alternating chapters each of the four remaining students go through the aftermath of the murder Suspicion investigations both formal and informal petty
teenage dramas and love I was pretty much gripped to this bookdramas and love I was pretty much gripped to this book the characters were stereotypes the ock the criminal the scholar the princess and much of the narrative is inspired cultural touchstones such as The Breakfast Club McManus weaves twisty narratives from these pupils who each have their own traumas and issues to deal with over and above the crime for which they are all under investigation for Netflix Get on this right nowBronwyn a brainy girl set on going to Yale is given detention for having her phone in class The thing is it was not her phone but the teacher does not believe her He also doesn t believe Cooper the star athlete Addy the beauty and Nate I guess you would call the classic delinuent And then there is Simon Simon runs a gossip app called About That He spreads the high school gossip around like butter When Simon has an allergic attack and things go horribly wrong the four kids are all suspected of murder Who is lying and who is telling the truthI loved these kids so much As much as I loved the mystery and the twists my favorite part was watching all four grow into the people they were meant to be They throw aside the petty high school cliues and become real friends Of course in the back of your mind you are wondering if one of them is the murderer and I am not going to spoil that I had a feeling that ended up being right pat myself on the back but there are a few things that were surprising The other characters are so thought out as well the sisters especially I loved Maeve s chutzpah "I had a silly smile on my face at the end I am "had a silly smile on my face at the end I am you will tooThis is such a wonderful debut novel and I cannot wait to see what comes next from Ms McManus I can t say I remember much of the characters which probably tells you all you need to know about them There was nothing to distinguish any one of them from any other one dimensional character in any other YA novel Even their reasons for be This book is not Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All just a murder mystery it s also a book about gossip full of drama and plot turns Sometimes when reading a great book like this you often fear the ending won t live up to your expectations but not with this the ending is incredibly satisfying When I was reading this book I was constantly thinking oh heshe did it or please let be innocent Well notust thinking it but telling everyone else around me what was happening and what I thought was going to happen nextThroughout the book I loved all the characters as they grew especially Bronwyn They seemed to spring from the page as it was ust so well writtenOverall I love this book and it s hard to put down Let me preface by saying that I m a 7 Tional. You see us as you want to see us
*in the simplest *the simplest in the most convenient definitions Brian had it right when he wrote those words in the adored and highly uotable letter at the end of The Breakfast Club The passage continues on to say But what we found out is that each one of us is a brainand an athleteand a basket casea princessand a criminal Does that "answer your uestionInserts fist pump into the air while fighting the urge to blast Don t You Forget About Me "your uestionInserts fist pump into the air while fighting the urge to blast Don t You Forget About Me the living roomNostalgia aside I bring this up because the idea of labels and what lies underneath them is not only the plight of seemingly every high school movie book and experience but also the core of the readability of One of Us is LyingThe book s murder mystery hook aided by the Pretty Little LiarsGossip Girl comparisons probably lured you in along with the rest of us but the characters and their development are what keep you investedAnd it s a good thing too because I correctly identified the killer during the opening scene And if solving the murder was the only thing this book had going for it I would have been extremely disappointed But for me the uestion was never who but rather whyWhy did Simon have to dieWhy and how were the Bayview Four involvedOf course I can t tell you the answers but trust me when I say that McManus is able to keep you intrigued while you simultaneously fall for the brain the athlete the princess and the criminal who all had motives and additional secrets to hideNarrated and told via alternating points of view One of Us is Lying is full of intricate characterizations and sometimes predictable twists on the classic tropes I often found myself highlighting one liners from this debut author that accurately nailed and effectively portrayed the personalities of the Murder Club membersFrom the sensible brainiac Bronwyn Mostly I thought Evan and I had potential to be a solid couple until graduation at which point we d break up amicably which point we d break up amicably head to our different colleges to the dealer from the bad part of town Nate Rigging detention sounds like work and everything about Nate from his messy dark hair to his ratty leather acket screams Can t be bothered Or yawns it maybe you ll find yourself relating to or remembering people that fit these moldsUltimately that s what I enjoyed so much getting beneath the surface We all have people in high school that we knew on a superficial level that were probably remembered via their cliue One word descriptions Nothing Nothing less This book is yet another reminder of what can happen when you choose to dig a little deeper and stop caring what your friends thinkIf you re looking for an entertaining and uick read for the beach this summer I d highly recommend giving this novel a shot Of course I could be lying so you ll have to udge for yourselvesXOXO My 12 year started reading this and only got to the end of the first page before coming to me and asking should I be reading this The first sentence reads A sex tape A pregnancy scare Two cheating scandals And that s ust this week s updateI scan read the first few chapter Based on an American High School 16 year olds and their antics sex drug referencesEveryone knows their own child but wasn t suitable for my 12 year old. Interna.