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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
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it was amazing

5 kids. 1 asshat teacher. 1 room. 1 mysterious death.


This type of set up is one of my all time favorite mystery tropes. It is so nostalgic for me, bringing back memories of family games of Clue, watching Murder, She Wrote with my Mom and reading Agatha Christie books on summer vacation. Add in the fact that this cast of characters is very similar to the stereotypical characters in the Breakfast Club and you have an equation for the perfect book for Meg!

I listened to the audiobook for this and it had different narrators for the main characters. They all did a wonderful job and I flew through this book. Even though I predicted the 'whodunit' portion less than halfway through it was just a hunch and I did not deplete my enjoyment of this at all. I could have easily been wrong but I am glad I wasn't because it was such a great twist to a classic tale. Getting to the conclusion was pure fun and I never got bored or felt that it was dragging.

Each chapter is from the perspective of one of the suspects - one of the four kids left alive after detention - and each chapter ended in sort of incriminating new facts related to that character. It was really well done and a ton of fun to read! I think this is easily the best YA-mystery that I have ever read and my first Karen McManus book - I am so excited for her next book to be released. If it is anything like this one, it is going to be a heck of a good time!
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Reading Progress

August 1, 2017 – Shelved
August 1, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
September 7, 2018 – Started Reading
September 8, 2018 –
September 8, 2018 –
33.0% "Coming of the heels of an Agatha Christie book, this is such a great modern YA whodunit! Living for the end of each chapter when something possibly incriminating is revealed about each character!"
September 9, 2018 –
72.0% "Low-key obsessed with this book & author"
September 10, 2018 –
September 11, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Kelsey I know whodunit!!! LOL ;)

megs_bookrack Kelsey wrote: "I know whodunit!!! LOL ;)" I was glad she wrote it that way - it was fun!

Sylvie Yes, so glad you loved this book. It’s one of my favorites in YA mystery/thriller genre.

megs_bookrack Sylvie wrote: "Yes, so glad you loved this book. It’s one of my favorites in YA mystery/thriller genre." I was really impressed!

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