Hello, long time no-see and I’m sorry! I am finally on holidays and I finally have some time to breath. I kind of got One of Us Is Lying for Christmas and I got to read it earlier this month! Here is my review.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
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.”
Rating: 4/5 stars!
“She’s a princess and you’re a jock,” he says. He thrusts his chin toward Bronwyn, then at Nate. “And you’re a brain. And you’re a criminal. You’re all walking teen-movie stereotypes.”
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I wish you all a Happy New Year; I hope your dreams and aspirations will come true whether it’s health, money, love or success. Also long time no-see and I’m deeply sorry. I know most people
me included don’t hold their New Year’s resolutions but I’m going to try to update more this year.
Unfortunately due to many factors, I only read 17 books, which is a huge disappointment to my initially 50, then 35 books challenge. I will give you the stats
Thanks to Goodreads and I will also tell you which were my favorite books, my least favorite ones and general commentaries. Enjoy!
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I wanted to talk about the comparison between Classics and Contemporaries. I recently started College and I’m studying Literature (shocking, I know.). To get to know us better, my French Literature teacher asked us who our favorite authors were. But before I could scribble: Shakespeare, Gayle Forman, Leigh Bardugo…, she told us how shocking for her it was to see classical authors next to contemporary authors. She said that we should hierarchize them, otherwise it be like mixing water and oil.
It made me so angry. She doesn’t get to decide if some authors are better than others. I understand why she would think that; especially as a teacher. But, just like she loves Classics; I love contemporary books. I love everything Gayle Forman writes, and I loved reading about the Six of Crows crew and their heist. I equally love everything William Shakespeare writes because they vibrate within me. Also, isn’t J.K Rowling the perfect example of why Contemporary authors shouldn’t be looked down upon? So when asked: “who are your favorite authors?” I think I should be allowed to write the names of both Contemporary and Classical authors.
What do you think?