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One of Us is LyingOne of Us is Lying

by Karen McManus

Secondary List 2017-18 SHORTLIST

So far we have received 11 reviews of One of Us is Lying.

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Lily from Year 6, Pheasant Bank Academy:

I found simon really funny.I would recomend this book to all ages from seven to thirteen year olds. This book was enjoyable to read and kept me entertained while I was bored. I have shown my siblings this book and most of them would most certainly recomed this book to anyone.

Marks out of 10: 8

Danielle from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

I really enjoyed this book and it caught my attention on the first page. and it made you think I really enjoyed this,

Marks out of 10: 10

charlie from Year 9, Ridgewood School:

One of us is lying is one of my favourite books, (I have many.) because it has a lot of twists and is a very gripping read. It also boosts my imagination for my own stories helping me with my horror and mystery mind. I strongly recommend this book to those who enjoy reading a gripping and twisting plot. I also recommend this book again to those who have a heart for horror and mystery like me

Marks out of 10: 10

phoebe from Year 7, De Warenne Academy:

when I heard about this book I thought I was going to love it but I did not enjoy it , it didn't get my attention .This book is about a group of lonely and popular teens . That teem up to find out who died............ 4/10 age 11

Marks out of 10: 4

Millicent from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

The book was a very good and intriguing. It was a very good mystery story. I chose to read it because the cover hooked me by saying 'One Of Us Is Lying' and it did. I really enjoyed it , i recommend it to other people who like mystery books.

Marks out of 10: 9

chloe from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

I found this book very gripping fro the first time I opened this book. My favourite character was defiantly Simon because he was very funny. this was one of my all time favourite books, even though I have many! my favourite this year has got to be The Hunger Games.

Marks out of 10: 7

abigail from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

this book will always leave you on a cliff hanger it gets right into the the story in the first 20 pages they is a lot of mystery in this book and a least one death but i would recommend it to people who like having cliff hangers in a book and a lot of mystery and a bit of a twist to

Marks out of 10: 7

joy from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

I found this book very interesting from when I first saw the front page. I loved all of the characters, they were so funny.

Marks out of 10: 8

Hannah from Year 9, Healing School - A Science Academy:

One of us is lying is an exciting and thrilling book which is definitely worth reading.It is mysterious and shortlists 4 suspects that could have murdered Simon from the 5 people who were in detention. The police go through several clues which most lead to dead ends but eventually get lead to the murderer. It gives reasons for all 4 suspects to have wanted Simon dead from secrets that he was about to post on his online blog About That which spread gossip about many students and there were 4 articles about all 4 suspects that were ready to post the night that S

Marks out of 10: 9

Hannah from Year 9, Healing School - A Science Academy:

One of us is lying is an exciting and thrilling book which is definitely worth reading.It is mysterious and shortlists 4 suspects that could have murdered Simon from the 5 people who were in detention. The police go through several clues which most lead to dead ends but eventually get lead to the murderer. It gives reasons for all 4 suspects to have wanted Simon dead from secrets that he was about to post on his online blog About That which spread gossip about many students and there were 4 articles about all 4 suspects that were ready to post the night that Simon was murdered.I would definitely recommend reading this book if you like thrilling murder cases

Marks out of 10: 9

Isabel from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:

I really like this book because it has a twist to it. The way the author explains what is happening draws my attention. I like how the book is set out where it goes from person to person. I was reading it whenever I could. At some parts of the book I didn't know what was happening, so I kept reading on and it became clear. I also like this book because it is like a mystery book, you never know what will happen next, so therefor I always wanted to read on to find out what happened. There are 4 main characters, however I think the author talks about one in particular and that character doesn't know that everything that happened was pointed at her and meant to get HER into prison. It didn't work out the way they planed. Therefor, near the end of the book the character found out what was happening. I would recommend this book to people who are 11+ because it has a story line that can be hard to follow, but I think everyone who can tell what the story line is will enjoy the book. I think everyone will enjoy the book because it is one of them mystery books that you never know what is going to happen next.

Marks out of 10: 9

 

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