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One of Us Is Lying

  • Karen M. McManus
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432876856
  • ISBN-13: 9781432876852
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 568 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2020
  • Bestsellers

About

Overview

A New York Times Bestseller
An EW.com Best YA Book of the Year Selection
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection
A New York Public Library’s Best Book for Teens Selection
A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection
A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee
A Bustle.com Best Young Adult Book of May 2017
A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee
A YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Book Nominee
A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

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.

Age Range: 14 and up | Grade Level: 9-12 | Lexile Measure: HL730L

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“[As] McManus’s intense mystery unfolds . . . each character becomes more complex and nuanced, adding richness and depth to the suspense.”

— VOYA (starred)

“A smart, twisted, and unpredictable YA mystery that will have readers guessing until the very end.”

— School Library Journal

“An engaging, enticing look at the pressures of high school and the things that cause a person to lose control.”

— Booklist

“This fast-paced blend of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and classic John Hughes will leave readers racing to the finish as the try to unravel the mystery on their own.”

— Kirkus Reviews