Bentley’s Grade: B
Title: One of Us is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Publisher and Date: Delacorte Press 2017
Page Length: 358
Genre: YA Mystery
Addy, Nate, Bronwyn, Cooper, and Simon end up in detention with Mr. Avery for having cellphones in his class; however, those cellphones don’t belong to them. Shortly after detention begins, Simon’s allergic reaction and subsequent death interrupt the boredom. The police declare his death to be premeditated owing to the peanut oil found in the cup Simon drank from immediately prior to his fatal reaction. So who killed Simon? Was it one of the four students with him in detention? They all certainly have motive, for Simon ran a gossip app that was scheduled to release new secrets about each of them the following day—secrets that could potentially destroy their teenage lives forever.
As far as YA fiction goes, I enjoyed the novel. Continue reading