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One of Us Is Lying, by Karen M. McManus

44 reviews

cassie12_21's review

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challenging mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

This book is so good. Highly recommend. 

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xdanielab's review

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dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0


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mars1111's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

The book is a good but you can kinda figure out the plot. Overall the book is great for someone who likes mistery, crimes and solving puzzles. 

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maiealn's review

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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marisbockshelf's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75


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afnaan's review

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dark mysterious sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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pandora_rose_xo's review against another edition

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emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

I've seen this book described as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars and I have to say that is spot on. 

McManus' writing style is refreshing, and there were twists and turns that kept me guessing and changing my mind on what had happened all the way through. I was not expecting the end result, not until all the pieces were together that was for sure. 

I cannot wait to sink my teeth into her other books.

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juniorclassroom's review

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced

5.0


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readwithde's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I'm not disappointed. 

While there are clear Breakfast Club vibes, the "Bayside Four" don't begin investigating until over 2/3rds through the book, once they're secrets have been revealed and they are mitigating the damage. 

I liked their personal stories and growth, but it felt a bit like a Bait-and-Switch when you are sold a closed-door murder mystery, followed by 100 pages of teen drama before the investigation. 

All that to say, I still liked it. It was fun, tense, surprising, and I didn't realize they weren't investigating because the narrative was so engaging -- I couldn't put it down. 

So, if you're expecting a tight mystery, skip this one, but if you're interested in coming-of-age stories wrapped around a murder, this will be perfect for you.

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lemonydiary's review

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challenging dark mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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