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One of us is lying: Karen McManus Paperback – 28 juni 2017
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- Uitgever : Penguin Group; 1e editie (28 juni 2017)
- Taal : Engels
- Paperback : 359 pagina's
- ISBN-10 : 0141375639
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141375632
- Leeftijd lezen : 12 - 14 jaar
- Afmetingen : 13 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #118 in Boeken (Top 100 in bekijkenBoeken)
Over de auteur
Karen M. McManus is the #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult thriller/mystery novels, including One of Us Is Lying, One of Us Is Next, Two Can Keep a Secret, and The Cousins. You'll Be the Death of Me will be her next novel, publishing December 2021. Her work has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide.
Karen lives in Massachusetts and holds a master's degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, which she mostly uses to draft fake news stories for her novels.
For more information, visit www.karenmcmanus.com or @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.
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The first sentence reads: "A sex tape. A pregnancy scare. Two cheating scandals. And that's just this week's update."
I scan read the first few chapter. Based on an American High School 16 year olds and their antics- sex / drug references .
Everyone knows their own child - but wasn't suitable for my 12 year old.
As for the plot, if that's what we're going to call it… The real mystery is how anyone could possibly have been surprised by it. Within a few pages of Simon's death I'd considered the possibility that he'd killed himself in an attempt to punish the world, only to immediately dismiss it because it was so overwhelmingly obvious it had to be a red herring. "Ah," I thought, "here is the ludicrous possibility that the author wants us to believe is true, only to surprise us with the real killer at the end. I wonder who it could really be…"
So I put up with trite characters and their predictable secrets (the closeted athlete, the pretty girl who cheated with her boyfriend's buddy, the criminal with the unhappy homelife, the over-achiever who stole exam papers) because I wanted to know who the real murderer was. I dragged my way through this book, expecting the ending to make it worthwhile. The twist surely had to be that it was one of the four, or that it was someone peripheral to the story. Since the hype for this book couldn't be a result of its unique characters (after all, there weren't any), it had to be because the killer was that fantastic mix of surprising when you find out and yet so perfectly motivated that it's obvious in hindsight.
Nope. Turns out the motive was "I'm a melodramatic teenager and I just want to be special", and the surprise was the fact that what was so predictable it had to be a red herring was actually just so predictable.
Please, guys. Find something better to read.
Okay, 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 just 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! 5/5 stars.
When I was reading this book, I was constantly thinking '-oh he/she did it!' or 'please let … be innocent'. Well, not just thinking it, but telling everyone else around me what was happening and what I thought was going to happen next!
Throughout the book I loved all the characters as they grew, (especially Bronwyn). They seemed to spring from the page as it was just so well-written.
Overall, I love this book and it's hard to put down!
In 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 book. While the characters were stereotypes (the jock, 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.