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One of Us Is Lying, by Karen M. McManus

26 reviews

ismchv's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional inspiring mysterious tense 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

4.5


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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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kristyndcruz's review

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dark mysterious reflective tense fast-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

4.0

I really enjoyed this book. Many reviews said that the plot twist and the ending were predictable, but I never expected it. I did like the plot twist when the mystery was unravelled, I also really loved the plot twists along the way. I think it was also really well written, and I loved how things slowly started to unravel and secrets became exposed. The mystery was the main focus of the story, but I also enjoyed the romance aspect between Nate and Bronwyn. I think they were really cute. While all characters were not exactly all loveable and great people, I loved their complex storyline for each character and their character development at the end of the book. I also liked the relation to The Breakfast Club at the beginning with the stereotypical high schoolers in detention, along with the Pretty Little Liars aspect at the end of the book. I do highly recommend this book, as even though the ending may be predictable for some, the story to get there is exciting and fun to read.
“Things’ll get worse before they get better”
“I don't know why it's so hard for people to admit that sometimes they're just assholes who screw up because they don't expect to get caught” 

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hayleyw's review

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dark 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? It's complicated

4.0


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ashleyjo817's review

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

4.25


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genyalina's review

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

3.25

Honestly reading this just reminded me of how bad the casting for the show is and how predictable the “plot twist” is. 

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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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nataliapassos's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0

A big meh.

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creepypiespice's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense 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

4.5


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waitdont_tellme's review against another edition

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mysterious tense 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? No

3.5


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