I would, however, put a trigger warning on this. It is hard to go into detail without spoiling the story, but this book deals with mental health conditions and adult themes. The characters in this book are in their final year of high school and I suggest that readers be of a similar age. Rated 4 out of 5 by Ceilidhe from Excellent I was pretty surprised at how much I liked this. The character arcs were while slightly predictable pretty empowering and 4 distinct voices are difficult to write but really well done.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Allie from Couldn't put it down This book had me at the edge of my seat. I wouldn't recommend this book for anyone under the age of Rated 3 out of 5 by Kent from O. Pretty good mystery story, but like most, nothing really new Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Peter from Great Read! Our daughter encouraged me to read this as she loved it Really well done!!
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One of my friends guessed who killed simon without reading anything except for the summary and i was shook! How did she know?
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Rated 4 out of 5 by Suzanne29 from A good read A twisty plot that draws you in and vivid characters you can relate to. Super quick and easy read if you want a bit of fast mystery, Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Victoria from Quick read, interesting plot twist This book was a lot less thrilling than many other mystery crime stories, up until about one or two parts, which is a pleasant change for me. It was definitely interesting enough for me to want to non-stop read it, though. There are 3 parts to this book, each develops the plot well through the eyes of each of the 4 main suspects.
The initial incident happens shortly after beginning the book, wasting no time. There were quite a few characters as this takes place among students of a high school so it was a little tricky to remember all of their connections to one another but it was easy enough as they are highly repetitive. Overall it was engaging and a quick and easy read. Two, killing a kid with anaphylaxis with said allergen is creative as hell so thanks for that one. Three, ending the book with the typical lovey-dovey romantic fade out was the only criticism I have after finishing this book.
Anyone else think it could have been Addy at the beginning? I definitely did not think that other person was involved I'm really trying not to spoil too much okay so that was a cool twist. I did, for a few chapters think it could have been Addy, but only because she annoyed the hell out of me until later on. But a little under half way through I'd figured out the culprit. So while the mystery wasn't really their the thrill of it was.
I liked how much depth each character had and that these kids had to deal with regular craziness on top of murder charges. Gives the reader something to relate to and I found myself more invested in the outcomes of their lives rather than the figuring out of the "mystery" itself. Rated 4 out of 5 by Slen from Not as predictable as more Y. A mysteries Usually these types of books you know right away who it is. This one keeps you guessing a little longer. Really enjoyed it. Rated 5 out of 5 by Tara from really good i was a little leery about this book in the beginning but it ended up being really good.
Rated 5 out of 5 by leep from Unpredictable It was such a good book! I really didn't know the outcome until the very end. Had a great plot twist as well! Rated 5 out of 5 by Court from Very enjoyable! I flew through this book I liked the characters and the development of them. I needed to see how it ended, and it had a twist or two that I didn't see coming. Rated 5 out of 5 by Jill from Amazing! When I read the description of this book, I was so excited to read it. Most of the reviews I read for this book either loved it or hated it, which made me even more curious about it.
I can understand why after reading it, and luckily I loved it!
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I figured out the ending by about a third of the way into the book. But I was still glad to read till the end to find out if I was right. It was a clever ending. I really liked the characters. I liked the way that this mystery brought them together even though they had such different backgrounds. And there were so many secrets! The secrets were revealed slowly throughout the book, to keep the mystery going. I really enjoyed this story!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Madison from Great but kinda predictable Even though I knew who it was by the middle of the book it was still a great read Date published: The premise had me drawn to it but the actual story kept me with it. I wasn't fully expecting the ending. A great read Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Onome from Beautiful and amazing read I just read the book and finished it in two books.
The chapters leave you shocked and anticipating what's next. It is a good read that reminds us all that we are more than the labels society gives us. Rated 4 out of 5 by Beauty from Good Book I really enjoyed reading this book, it was very interesting and i loved the ending. Rated 5 out of 5 by Sammie from Love it! This book is definitely a page turner! The whole plot was so well planned out and it kept me in suspense until the end! Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharpquilter from A whirlwind read that wouldn't let me go A whirlwind that kept me off balance and guessing.
Five seniors are caught with cell phones in class and meet at after school detention. Within minutes, one of them is dying from an anaphylactic reaction. Soon the police and a very public media descend to investigate who is the perpetrator of this evil act. Why would anyone want to kill Simon who had been their class mate for years. Perhaps it was that gossip app, About That, that he created and used to spread juicy rumours about his school mates.
Each of the other four present had huge secrets that could pose dire consequences for them if Simon were to make his next post public. This book was amazing. I was hooked from the opening pages and did not want to put it down. Details about the four suspects, Bronwyn, Addy, Nate and Cooper, were carefully released. I found myself continually re-assessing my thoughts on who might be guilty. About midway through the story, I thought I had it, but still had to determine the why and how.
Not that I didn't keep second guessing myself. This is a well written debut novel. The situation and the students felt real.
It had me calling aloud to them and urging them on in their investigations. I give it top marks and would gladly recommend it to teen and young adult readers. I eagerly look forward to Ms. McManus' next novel. IndigoEmployee Date published: It has diverse main characters, a great romance and a mystery that will make you stay up reading till the AM.
Simons dead, but who did it? Was it Bronwyn the brain, Addy the princess, Cooper the athlete or Nate the criminal? Is it a coincidence that the four of them were in the room when Simon was killed? Especially since he planned to expose their secrets the next day. Which one of their secrets was so important that they killed the boy who was going to tell the rest of the school. I was a little disappointed that the only similarity from The Breakfast Club was about their personalities and that they were all in detention, but the book itself was so amazing that this little thing didn't influence my rating what so ever.
Right away, we dive into the four main character's lives, their secrets, home life and what they think about the situation. Every single character was so different, yet they all had something that you could love about them. Abby has been the girl her boyfriend has always wanted her to be, she dresses like he wants, agrees with everything he says and follows him around like a lost dog. Without him, Abby would be nothing, and what Simon has on Abby could end her relationship for good. While I wasn't a huge fan of Abby in the beginning, she really redeemed herself near the end and I ended up cheering her on.
Cooper is the all star athlete, he's popular, extremely nice and is dating one of the prettiest girls in high school, but he's also hiding a big secret, one that could tear his family apart and end his baseball career before it even starts. Nate comes from a bad home, an alcoholic dad and a bipolar mother who ran away and left them behind. Nate is an open book and could care less if anyone knows his secret, but if the parole officers find out that Nate is dealing weed again, he could be trifled as an adult. Bronwyn my favourite is focused on getting into Yale, with perfect attendance, perfect grades and lots of extracurricular she's a shoe-in to get in, the last thing she needs is Simon spilling her secrets and ruining her chances of getting in to the university of her dreams.
I finished this book in two days, but if I had the time, I probably would have finished it in one sitting. This book is definitely addicting. It has tons of action in every chapter, take my word when I say you wont be bored. The suspense and mystery of this book will keep you reading until you find out who the murderer is, and the romance in this story will have you swooning.
I loved every single aspect of this book. My favourite thing about this book, was that it wasn't predictable at all. In every mystery book, you always have a feeling of who did it, and when you find out that it was who you suspected, you either have the "I knew it" moment or the "dang it, that was too easy" moment. The amount of times I changed my mind about who the killer was, is too many to count. Yet none of the people I suspected killed Simon. The ending was such a nice surprise which I never saw coming.
It was extremely well written and I'm really impressed with the amazing job Karen did. I highly recommend it to everyone who loves a good mystery and is prepared to stay up all night reading this book. I can't wait to see what this author writes next.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by Kaya from Great! Amazing book with an amazing story, but I think that nobody under 11 should read it as there are some things that happen in the book are a little bit inappropriate. I would say that Shooter by Caroline Pignat was probably a better version of it though. However, I'm intrigued about what the TV show will be like. Rated 3 out of 5 by Tiana from Overly hyped.
I was super excited for this book but was let down. It was good, but I was never hooked. The character development was very good though. Rated 4 out of 5 by Jenn from Fun Even though there were some parts that I didn't really enjoyed it was still a fast pace and fun story Date published: Rated 3 out of 5 by Miky from alright It was good, but it had slow parts and there was a forced relationship going on Date published: I thought some of the plot points were a little cliche but the overall story was very good. I liked how the reader could go into the minds of each character in the book and get different perspectives on the same situation.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Athree from Did I want my daughter to know that much?? But the story works I bought this for my daughter 13, in grade 8 , and read it while she was as well. I'm not sure I was ready to know that my daughter was reading about high school students who thought being sexually active at 16 going all the way! However, I'm totally cool with her knowing that she'll have homosexual classmates, and depression is a real affliction for teens. That was some discussion The premise of the "mystery" of "one of us is lying" is good, and the characters sufficiently differentiated that reading the novel from four perspectives works.
Characters are allowed to grow out of their original situations and perspectives, which was a good lesson too. Rated 2 out of 5 by Arthi from Meh Characters were one dimensional and unlikable. Story didn't feel realistic. I was pretty disappointed. Rated 3 out of 5 by Astoria from ok Not as engaging as I had hoped Date published: It keep me going all night! Rated 3 out of 5 by juliag from ok Was in denial throughout the book Date published: Rated 3 out of 5 by vermariya from ok the whole story is ok but the ending is bit disappointing Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Phenomenal This novel contains many twists.
I found it very enjoyable. Rated 1 out of 5 by Kari from Predictable Y. A has really struggled to create an engaging mystery thriller, and this book is no different. The book lacks serious character development, the mystery is predictable from the second chapter, and the forced loved story is awkward at best. It's better than Malicious, but that book is terrible. Rated 3 out of 5 by Dani from It was okay.. I at first loved the concept, but felt like so much more could've happened. Rated 3 out of 5 by juliag from ok I loved it to the ending.
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The ending was a bit too much, but I have hope that the series will be redeemed Date published: Rated 1 out of 5 by Arthi from Bored I was thoroughly bored and annoyed at the characters in this book. I don't even care who killed Simon anymore. Rated 3 out of 5 by SilasRain from Not impressed This is such a cheesy book with foreseeable plot twists and dull characters. It felt like I've seen thousands of movies that are exactly like this book. Rated 3 out of 5 by Theresa from Ok This book is a fun easy read; however, the twists and surprises are really not that surprising at all.
If you want a good mystery, this book is probably not for you. Rated 1 out of 5 by Amanda from Incredibly Disappointing I love a good murder mystery. I will never say no to a good, old-fashioned thriller; offer me a book with the promise of a murder, a thrilling hunt to find the killer, and I'm sold - bonus points if Dame Agatha Christie's name is on the cover.
But this book did not meet my expectations. Rather, it fell far, far short of them. The premise was incredibly promising, but while the actual hunt to find Simon's killer was intriguing, the "big reveals" about the suspects felt bland and not all that surprising, really.
Also, it's entirely unbelievable and unrealistic that an app such as About That would be allowed to continue harassing minors. Be that as it may, without About That, we wouldn't have a story. Although, given how this book turned out, I wouldn't be all that disappointed. There's very little character development, way too much teenage drama, and - a murder mystery?
Forget it. Other people may enjoy this book, given its setting, characters, and twist ending, but I found myself extremely disappointed. Rated 3 out of 5 by brynngreen92 from ok Amazing author with great character development. I could not put it down. The twists are sure to keep you on edge. Rated 5 out of 5 by Erica from Must read!! I received this book as a gift and within the first chapter, I was drawn in.
This book is so hard to put down and always has you asking questions. If you like mystery books, this will have your mind going in circles the whole time! Get this one and The Hate You Give. It's a murdery John Hughes kinda book, that is begging for a Netflix series. I wasn't super keen on the ending, but I'm an adult so what do I know. Teens love it and the characters are complicated except the bad guy, he is pretty one dimensional and I enjoyed reading it.
So many twists and turns, so mysterious. And what a masterful plot! I had a lot of fun reading this book! I tired to keep track of all the facts of the murder and figure out who killed Simon before it was revealed, but I didn't succeed. First I thought it was one person, then I'd read more and be like, "Nah it wasn't her, it was him. The final outcome of who killed Simon was like, wow. I kinda thought of that but still, pretty masterful. The characters draw you in from page one and the story is well written, with great plot twists that keep you guessing until the end.
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