In this riveting New York Times bestseller, five teens must come to terms with the aftermath of a devastating school shooting. 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 queen, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal mastermind, has already been kicked out of three schools. Cooper, the athlete,…
For who is this book for ?
- The characters are interesting and well-developed
- The plot is fast paced and unpredictable
- It deals with a difficult topic in a sensitive way
- The characters are two-dimensional and not particularly likable.
- The plot is completely implausible.
- It’s been done before, and much better.
Learn more about the author
Karen M. McManus is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Emerson College. She’s worked in children’s publishing for almost ten years, spending her days reading and writing stories about brave kids who solve mysteries, fight monsters, or travel to far-off places. Karen lives outside Boston with her husband and two young sons. One of Us Is Lying is her first novel.” In this riveting New York Times bestseller, five teens must come to terms with the aftermath of a devastating school shooting. On Monday afternoon, Bayview High School’s “four stooges”—Nate, Bronwyn, Addy, and Cooper—walk into detention like they do every day. But this time is different: Shots ring out from somewhere on campus just as they are filing in ,and one by one each student falls victim to gunfire . As panic builds among those left behind locked inside the room , secrets are exposed that force them all rethink everything they thought they knew about themselves –and each other.
In alternating points of view bronwyn addi nate cooper we see how events unfolded through their eyes The final chapters reveal shocking truths ATF agents Ben Brawley (Bronwyn’s older brother) and Michah MacKay (Nate’s former best friend.
“One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus is a pulse-pounding thriller that had me hooked from the very beginning! I loved the characters and their interactions with each other, as well as all of the mystery and suspense involved in trying to figure out who was responsible for the school shooting. A definite must read!”
“One of Us Is Lying is the best book I’ve read in a long time. Karen McManus writes her characters so well that you feel like you know them and their story inside and out by the time you finish reading.”
“One of Us Is Lying is a riveting, high-stakes story about five students thrust into an unfolding mystery. Karen McManus creates a real and believable world where friendship, love, and secrets collide.”
“One of Us Is Lying is one the most intense, page-turning books I’ve read in a while. I couldn’t put it down!”