My Rating: ★★★★☆
I was so excited when I saw this book on my Libby shelf. I haven’t read a mystery story in such a long time, so it was nice to read something out of the ordinary. What drew me to this book was how each point of view had a different narrator. I like listening to single-narrator stories, but by the end, they can get monotonous. Within the audiobook, there was a different narrator for each point of view; the different voices added another layer to the characters and made the story as a whole feel grounded in reality.
As for the story itself, I enjoyed it so much I started looking for an excuse to listen to it. I just HAD to know what was happening next. I felt like there was something to hook me in every chapter, and if it were a physical book, I wouldn’t have been able to put it down. The felt the farther I got into the story, the more there was to uncover. As soon as I thought I had all the clues laid out in front of me, BAM, there was another secret revealed. This book was an onion; there were so many layers to peel back.
One of the things I always look for in a book is its relatability. If I can connect with a book, I’m more likely to enjoy it. Bronwyn was the key for me in this story. As a high school senior who focuses on doing the best I can in my schoolwork and extracurriculars, I found myself connecting with her situation (though I’ve never cheated in a class). She stood out to me at the very beginning, and I definitely experienced the story through her the most.
The only thing keeping this book from being a five-star read were the few cliche elements in the story. It isn’t that I am 100% against cliches (I actually like them most of the time), but I felt there were a few cliche elements overdone in this book. They didn’t take away from the story at all, I just think they are what kept this book off my all-time favorites list.
Overall, this book was a great one to remind me how much I love mystery books. If you like this genre or want to start reading more mysteries, you should give this one a go.
Your mysterious blogger,
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.
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Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.