Sunday, September 10, 2017

AUDIO BOOK REVIEW FOR - ONE OF US IS LYING - BY KAREN M. MCMANUS

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pic and description taken from Goodreads


DESCRIPTION:

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I saw that this book was compared to THE BREAKFAST CLUB...so I had to buy it.  That is probably one of my favorite movies when I was younger...much younger.  There are always this group of people at school.  Thankfully I didn't believe in cliques then and don't till this day.  Everyone needs to include everyone in my opinion.  

I cannot give anything away so I am just going to talk about each character a little.  I loved each and every one....or loved to hate them!

Bronwyn:  First of all, what a unique name.  I really liked it.  She is the "princess" of the group.  She is bound for an IV League school.  At first she is just like Molly Ringwald's character in THE BREAKFAST CLUB.  Snotty, stuck up, and looks down on everyone.  No one likes a " spoiled princess"!  I think she turns out to be one of my favorite characters.  They all have something special, but she ended up being one of my favorites.

Addy:  is also a lot like Molly Ringwald's character.  She is beautiful, and has always had a boyfriend.  She is dating the most popular boy in school.  Which makes her cool..Apparently.  She is a doormat.  I don't know what else to say about her other than that.  Read and you will understand what I mean.  She plays a great one though :).

Nate:  Is the criminal.  So naturally, the most alluring character right?  I think so.  Nate is by far my favorite character.  This kid has had a tough life.  He hasn't made the best choices.  No one wants to associate with him.  He just comes off at a jerk.  Let me tell you though....this boy is my favorite.  Some don't like him, but I ended up loving him.  

Cooper:  The athlete.  Okay, Cooper is another favorite :).  Not as much as Bronwyn or Nate, but pretty close.  He is the ultimate pitcher for their baseball team.  He has talent scouts coming out to watch him all the time.  He has offers coming in from several colleges.  What's not to like about him.  Right?   This boy's dad is a horrible human.  When you read you will understand what I mean.  Cooper has a lot of things to figure out.....but when he does, he just shines.  He's so cute.

and then there is......

Simon:  He is an outcast.  There is a VERY good reason why he is the outcast.  When I say everyone should involve everyone, this kid is the perfect example of what happens when someone is not included.  He is a great character to hate.  I loved hating him....oh, this boy.  Naughty, Naughty, Naughty.

It's killing me not to say what I want to say, but even the slightest thing might give it away.  This was such a good book.  I loved the different narrators, and the different POV's.  I devoured this audio book.  I loved every minute of it.  

I have always told my kids that lies always come back to bite you in the butt.  Someone ALWAYS finds out!

Source:  I bought this book for myself on Audible.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book

Content: Drugs, dealing, sex, but too descriptive, and kissing.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


pic and bio taken from her website here

As a kid I used to write books when I was supposed to be playing outside, and not much has changed. I'm a marketing and communications professional who also writes Young Adult contemporary and fantasy fiction in Cambridge, MA.

When not writing or working I love to travel, and along with my nine-year old son I've ridden horses in Colombia and bicycles through Paris. A member of SCBWI, I hold a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Which I have never, ever used professionally.