One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

Book - 2017
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"When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students, all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Delacorte Press,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524714680
Characteristics: 360 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 1 of us is lying


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Mar 20, 2018

This book was full of cliff hangers and surprises. It was a light, easy and fun read.

Mar 01, 2018

I came across this title when I was on Amazon looking at another book, but it looked interesting so I got in line at my library for it. I didn't know anything about it, so when I read the description in the cover jacket I chuckled to myself and thought it sounded a bit like a mash-up between The Breakfast Club and Pretty Little Liars. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the young adult genre definitely seems to be my jam and this book was no different. It kept me entertained (and guessing) the entire time. I liked how the book was written - in the first person from the four main characters' point of view. I'll be honest, maybe it's because of all the Law & Order episodes I've watched over my years, I actually had figured out the mystery before it was spelled out at the end, but I still really enjoyed it. I would give it an 8 out of 10.

Feb 12, 2018

Really Good! I loved it! <3

red_bee_584 Jan 30, 2018

This was a super great book. I highly, highly recommend reading it. The plot was very detailed and the story line was impeccable.

Jan 25, 2018

I really wanted to love this one. It has everything: a mystery, four different characters, deception, unreliable narrators, and coming-of-age in the worst way possible. I was very excited for it, but because of the title and a few key lines that I picked up on while reading, I figured out the ending way before it happened. From that point, I was simply reading the characters realize what I had figured out a long time ago. I wish it had been slightly less obvious, because I think it would have liked it better.

Nov 15, 2017

One of my favorite books

Sep 27, 2017

I was actually surprised how emotional this book made me. It’s got a lot going on, it isn’t just a thriller mystery.

Sep 23, 2017

A fantastic young adult novel. A murder/mystery with a twist. Four suspects, secrets galore, fractured relationships and unlikely friendships. A great read.

Aug 26, 2017

This book was so amazing! I picked it up and completed it that same day. Its a young adult mystery book, but I like to think of it as a mix between Pretty Little Liars and The Breakfast Club. Their are so many twists, turns, secrets, and surprises! It literally never has a dull moment. I would read again, and again after that. Totally recommend!!

Jul 18, 2017

Five students walk into detention but only four walk out. During this time five unlikely students, Copper the jock, Nate the criminal, Addy the princess, Bronwyn the brains and Simon the outcast get detention for having phones taken away that aren't really theirs. What happens next no one knows but now the four of them are suspects of murder and all their lives have forever been turned upside down. Will the truth ever come out, or just all their secrets?
This book was really enjoyable to read because you didn't know who the real murderer was until the very end, but it makes it out to be a couple of people. It was just interesting to see how this event has affected each of the four and how even though most of them have never talked before, they all work together to solve this crime and not once do they turn on one another, but stay strong the whole time. Rating 5 out 5 stars  
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

One Of Us Is Lying is a very unique book that combines the charm of The Breakfast Club with the suspense of a murder mystery. The story constantly switches the point of view from the brain, the jock, the princess, and the criminal, which gives these characters personality (not the basket-case though, because he was the one that was supposedly killed), and it does not feel jarring when they switch from one character to another. (The brain character does seem to have more scenes than the others though, just a nitpick). The characters also feel fleshed out and not stereotyped, so I’m not reading something completely predictable from start to finish. With a 5 out of 5, I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who liked The Breakfast Club, as well as murder mysteries.
- @RhythmDragon of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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