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One of Us is Lying

by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying is an amazing book!  The book trailer definitely starts you off.  It really is the Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars.

Five kids in detention.  The brain, the beauty, the athlete, the criminal, the outcast.  Five go in - four come out.  All the students didn't feel like they should have been in detention in the first place.  But.... They all have something to hide.  They're there for a reason. Someone is playing a game.  Everyone is a suspect.  Everyone has a motive.  Who did it?  Why?  This book will keep you guessing until the end.

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  • Ms. Becker

Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson ​ I just want to say beforehand wow.  Just wow.  This book is powerful, mysterious, confusing, frustrating, has a lot of what the #$%^ moments, and a realization at the end that will blow you away.  It's that good.  It's so good I shared it with some of my top readers, and word got out, so I had to quickly add it into the system for people to check out.

This book has two narrators: Elyse and Gabe.  At first, I will admit, this book is confusing at the start.  It did take me a bit to really get into it because of that.  But, as you start reading, you realize that you're reading two different stories, two different perspectives.  And that's ok!  Really, I promise.  As you read more into the story, you realize that Elyse starts going down a path she shouldn't, and Gabe is with a girl who is popular but not right for him, but he feels trapped.  The twists and turns in their story really take you for a rollercoaster ride.  But that last drop - the reveal - will truly blow you away.  Completely unpredictable, in a world where so many books and movies are overly-predictable.  This is a total amazing read.  Get past the first couple of chapters where you feel confused by the storylines and I guarantee you'll get sucked into Elyse's and Gabe's stories.  This is a 5/5 star book if I ever read one.

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