We thought it was just a story…until it came true…

Three girls, the first, Summer, beautiful and the leader, but lonely, the second, Brynn, brave and cheeky, but truth to be told the softest, the third, Mia, mute and a dancer, but inwardly, screams all the words she has never said. A book, Lovelorn, which has never been ended and a fanfiction of three girls. A Shadow, lonely and can’t escape from Lovelorn. A murder, one victim, Summer, stabbed seven times and left behind in a story. And last but not least, three murderers, Brynn, Mia and Owen, the monsters of Brickhouse Lane. There is only one catch: They didn’t do it!

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„We were just girls, and there were only two of us.“

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Bicho Raro is not just an ordinary place in Colorado…

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If you go there, you are going to discover a beautiful, silent desert, a lot of strange pilgrims, a twisted family background/the dysfunctional Soria family, many mysterious owls and three cousins who want to change the world.

But be careful; if you decide to visit this place, you will receive something everybody longs for: a miracle. Weiterlesen →

Another praise for „One of us is lying“

One of us is lying is a young adult novel written by Karen McManus. It’s about five basic stereotype-teenagers: a geek, a jock, a criminal, a princess and an outsider. They are living average lives; they go to school, have relationships, problems and a lot of secrets. Until, one day, their world is about to change forever when one of them dies during detention. Many questions come up: Was it an accident? Is the murderer one of them? And if so, who of them is lying?

In my opinion, this book is really great. It was very packing because I couldn’t really guess who the murderer is, but I wanted to know it so badly that I wasn’t able to put the book down. I think the book is also really interesting because it describes the typical ‘highschool prejudices’ most people have.

Furthermore, the book is written out of four perspectives. Normally I do not like books with many views, but this writing style fits the book perfectly because it increases the mystery of the murder even more.

Karen McManus has created a thrilling novel about secrets, murder and prejudice, which I’d really recommend to everyone who loves twisted crime stories and mysteries in general! It was an amazing read.

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Let’s piece it together!

review by a fourteen-year-old student

Love stories, gossip, crimes – everything a good novel needs…

„One of us is lying“ – but who? The novel, written by Karen M. McManus, is about five stereotypical high school-students, who live a pretty normal life. But then their worlds get turned upside down, when one of them dies during detention. After that fatal lesson, each one of them, Cooper, Bronwyn, Nate and Addy, attract the attention of the police. Which one has committed the murder?

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