One of Us Is Lying Book Review
Imagine the classic movie, Breakfast Club, meets the outstanding book series, Nancy Drew. One of Us is Lying is a book about growing relationships, powerful encounters, hope, defeat, and an overall high school experience.
Five students, Browyn, the smart one, already set on a college on always keeping the rules in place, Nate, the “bad boy” already broken laws and on probation, Addy, the pretty one, set on being homecoming queen, Cooper, the athlete, the best baseball pitcher in the school, and Simon, the stereotypical outcast, creator of the popular app of Bayview Highschool, where he and others are free to gossip about their classmates and their lives.
These five students wind up in detention and find themselves starting up conversations. By the end of the detention, Simon’s dead. No one knows why or who did it, but all of the four students in the room had a motive. The day after Simon died rumors about all four of the students were planning on being published on the gossip app, meaning that everyone had a reason to do it. With secrets on the line, would it lead people to murder?
This book is told from the point of view of each character. Durning different chapters they tell their story on how they all try and solve the mystery and how their life fits into the story. They battle the task of maintaining an alibi and a normal life. But here’s the thing. They all have secrets, and all have a reason to kill Simon. With relationships and friendships building and failing apart the book is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.
One of Us is Lying is relatable, passionate, suspenseful, and overall a book that will make you want to keep reading. While I was reading it, I couldn’t seem to put it down. You get invested with the characters and feel for them. You start to feel as though you personally know them. The book gives you details that pull you into the story. This book has to be one of the best books I have ever read.