When Simon does not make it out of detention alive one school afternoon, everyone is asking themselves who could be responsible for such a thing?! All fingers point to the last 6 people that saw him alive that afternoon: a teacher and 5 students but who could be responsible for such an evil plan towards a student?
This book is Pretty Little Liars meets Gossip Girl meets twisted and dark Breakfast Club and I loved it from beginning to end. I devoured the book in just 2 short days (max 3 hours total of reading), Mc Manus is a genius and I loved how she build to stores in such a quick and moving read.
Despite its catty gossip and teenage angsty personality , this book does cover tough social issues that many people face throughout their life such as: sexual orientation, bullying, suicide , body image issues, sex , and depression. This book also touches on topics that many teens deal with in High School such as pressure to have good grades and going to a Ivy League school. There are toxic family dynamics. This novel just has so many underlying topics within its “murder mystery” genre.
I found myself thinking so many different alternatives to who could be responsible for the death of Simon. I’m not going to lie and I was completely shocked because it was not what I was expecting at all. I had zero trust in almost every character that was in detention that day.
I can’t wait to try the second part of the novel “One of Us is Next?”
Has anyone tried it yet? What are your thoughts ? Comment down below.