People Like Us

People Like Us

Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she's reinvented herself entirely. Now she's a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl's body is found in the lake, Kay's carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left Kay a computer-co Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she's reinvented herself entirely. Now she's ...

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Title:People Like Us
Author:Dana Mele
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1524741701
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:378 pages pages

People Like Us Reviews

  • Kathryn
    Jul 13, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Jul 12, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Aug 27, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

    Loved it. ...

  • Kaitlyn
    Apr 21, 2017

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

    Loved it. ...

    2.5 stars. There's something about prep school cliques and mean girls that speaks to me as an insanely fun backdrop for a fictional murder investigation. Along with its aesthetic cover, that's why People Like Us caught my eye. Give me a YA mystery that unravels the It Girl's untouch...

    Every school is its own little world, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of composing a school story is creating your personal version of that world, with its traditions, customs, even a private language. (In such famous schools as Eaton and Winchester they?re extremely elaborate....

    3.5/5 THIS IS A GOOD BOOK things i liked: ? lots of lgbt gals (the main character was bisexual which- yay) (and no one cared at ALL) ? the plot was complicated but still interesting and easy to understand/keep up with ? it was fast-paced. there were only a few chapters i...

    People Like Us is a sapphic murder mystery set in a boarding school. I feel like I should rate this book higher - I almost read it in one sitting, it was addictive and suspenseful, just what I wanted. And yes, three stars is a positive rating for me, but I didn't have any major prob...

    My Opinion: I liked this book and found myself intrigued with the who done it part of the book. I had a feeling I knew who did it and wasn't surprised with the ending. I did enjoy this book. I have not read a YA/LGBT book before so that was new for me. That was about all that was new ...

    1,5/5 Chicas como nosotras es un thriller juvenil muy mediocre que me ha decepcionado mucho. No aporta nada nuevo al género, es previsible, sin emoción y sin sorpresas. Con unos personajes ridículos y mal construidos y con una historia ya vista mil veces, mal escrita y mal traduc...

    PEOPLE LIKE US is one of those rare mystery-thrillers that is not only gripping and unputdownable, it's also beautifully written. I had a hard time doing anything else after I picked up this book, and while I wanted to keep stopping to admire Mele's gorgeous turns of phrase, I couldn't...

  • MarytheBookLover
    Mar 01, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

    Loved it. ...

    2.5 stars. There's something about prep school cliques and mean girls that speaks to me as an insanely fun backdrop for a fictional murder investigation. Along with its aesthetic cover, that's why People Like Us caught my eye. Give me a YA mystery that unravels the It Girl's untouch...

    Every school is its own little world, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of composing a school story is creating your personal version of that world, with its traditions, customs, even a private language. (In such famous schools as Eaton and Winchester they?re extremely elaborate....

    3.5/5 THIS IS A GOOD BOOK things i liked: ? lots of lgbt gals (the main character was bisexual which- yay) (and no one cared at ALL) ? the plot was complicated but still interesting and easy to understand/keep up with ? it was fast-paced. there were only a few chapters i...

    People Like Us is a sapphic murder mystery set in a boarding school. I feel like I should rate this book higher - I almost read it in one sitting, it was addictive and suspenseful, just what I wanted. And yes, three stars is a positive rating for me, but I didn't have any major prob...

    My Opinion: I liked this book and found myself intrigued with the who done it part of the book. I had a feeling I knew who did it and wasn't surprised with the ending. I did enjoy this book. I have not read a YA/LGBT book before so that was new for me. That was about all that was new ...

  • Dahlia
    Dec 02, 2017

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

  • Larry H
    Mar 02, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

  • Stacee
    Jan 21, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Apr 13, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

  • Rachel Solomon
    Apr 21, 2017

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

  • Tory
    Oct 05, 2017

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Mar 16, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

  • Bill Kupersmith
    Mar 17, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

    Loved it. ...

    2.5 stars. There's something about prep school cliques and mean girls that speaks to me as an insanely fun backdrop for a fictional murder investigation. Along with its aesthetic cover, that's why People Like Us caught my eye. Give me a YA mystery that unravels the It Girl's untouch...

    Every school is its own little world, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of composing a school story is creating your personal version of that world, with its traditions, customs, even a private language. (In such famous schools as Eaton and Winchester they?re extremely elaborate....

  • autumn
    Mar 31, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

    Loved it. ...

    2.5 stars. There's something about prep school cliques and mean girls that speaks to me as an insanely fun backdrop for a fictional murder investigation. Along with its aesthetic cover, that's why People Like Us caught my eye. Give me a YA mystery that unravels the It Girl's untouch...

    Every school is its own little world, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of composing a school story is creating your personal version of that world, with its traditions, customs, even a private language. (In such famous schools as Eaton and Winchester they?re extremely elaborate....

    3.5/5 THIS IS A GOOD BOOK things i liked: ? lots of lgbt gals (the main character was bisexual which- yay) (and no one cared at ALL) ? the plot was complicated but still interesting and easy to understand/keep up with ? it was fast-paced. there were only a few chapters i...

    People Like Us is a sapphic murder mystery set in a boarding school. I feel like I should rate this book higher - I almost read it in one sitting, it was addictive and suspenseful, just what I wanted. And yes, three stars is a positive rating for me, but I didn't have any major prob...

    My Opinion: I liked this book and found myself intrigued with the who done it part of the book. I had a feeling I knew who did it and wasn't surprised with the ending. I did enjoy this book. I have not read a YA/LGBT book before so that was new for me. That was about all that was new ...

    1,5/5 Chicas como nosotras es un thriller juvenil muy mediocre que me ha decepcionado mucho. No aporta nada nuevo al género, es previsible, sin emoción y sin sorpresas. Con unos personajes ridículos y mal construidos y con una historia ya vista mil veces, mal escrita y mal traduc...

    PEOPLE LIKE US is one of those rare mystery-thrillers that is not only gripping and unputdownable, it's also beautifully written. I had a hard time doing anything else after I picked up this book, and while I wanted to keep stopping to admire Mele's gorgeous turns of phrase, I couldn't...

    i don't want to be a debbie downer because there's a few things about this book i appreciated (aka the casual gayness) but overall i guess i just didn't really connect to it? it didn't really feel like a thriller to me; i didn't get a sense of tension/suspense at any point (and the end...

  • Lola
    Mar 03, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

  • Alison
    Apr 19, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

  • Amelia
    Jul 03, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

  • Lala BooksandLala
    Apr 11, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

  • Laura
    Aug 17, 2017

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

  • Mandy White
    Mar 19, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

  • Kaila
    Mar 29, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

    Loved it. ...

    2.5 stars. There's something about prep school cliques and mean girls that speaks to me as an insanely fun backdrop for a fictional murder investigation. Along with its aesthetic cover, that's why People Like Us caught my eye. Give me a YA mystery that unravels the It Girl's untouch...

  • Zoe Wilson (yerabooknerdzoe)
    Mar 29, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    May 24, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

  • Acqua
    Mar 04, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

    Loved it. ...

    2.5 stars. There's something about prep school cliques and mean girls that speaks to me as an insanely fun backdrop for a fictional murder investigation. Along with its aesthetic cover, that's why People Like Us caught my eye. Give me a YA mystery that unravels the It Girl's untouch...

    Every school is its own little world, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of composing a school story is creating your personal version of that world, with its traditions, customs, even a private language. (In such famous schools as Eaton and Winchester they?re extremely elaborate....

    3.5/5 THIS IS A GOOD BOOK things i liked: ? lots of lgbt gals (the main character was bisexual which- yay) (and no one cared at ALL) ? the plot was complicated but still interesting and easy to understand/keep up with ? it was fast-paced. there were only a few chapters i...

    People Like Us is a sapphic murder mystery set in a boarding school. I feel like I should rate this book higher - I almost read it in one sitting, it was addictive and suspenseful, just what I wanted. And yes, three stars is a positive rating for me, but I didn't have any major prob...

  • Sandra Uv
    Jul 04, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

    Loved it. ...

    2.5 stars. There's something about prep school cliques and mean girls that speaks to me as an insanely fun backdrop for a fictional murder investigation. Along with its aesthetic cover, that's why People Like Us caught my eye. Give me a YA mystery that unravels the It Girl's untouch...

    Every school is its own little world, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of composing a school story is creating your personal version of that world, with its traditions, customs, even a private language. (In such famous schools as Eaton and Winchester they?re extremely elaborate....

    3.5/5 THIS IS A GOOD BOOK things i liked: ? lots of lgbt gals (the main character was bisexual which- yay) (and no one cared at ALL) ? the plot was complicated but still interesting and easy to understand/keep up with ? it was fast-paced. there were only a few chapters i...

    People Like Us is a sapphic murder mystery set in a boarding school. I feel like I should rate this book higher - I almost read it in one sitting, it was addictive and suspenseful, just what I wanted. And yes, three stars is a positive rating for me, but I didn't have any major prob...

    My Opinion: I liked this book and found myself intrigued with the who done it part of the book. I had a feeling I knew who did it and wasn't surprised with the ending. I did enjoy this book. I have not read a YA/LGBT book before so that was new for me. That was about all that was new ...

    1,5/5 Chicas como nosotras es un thriller juvenil muy mediocre que me ha decepcionado mucho. No aporta nada nuevo al género, es previsible, sin emoción y sin sorpresas. Con unos personajes ridículos y mal construidos y con una historia ya vista mil veces, mal escrita y mal traduc...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Nov 20, 2017

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Mar 06, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

  • Dennis
    Mar 05, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

  • may âž¹
    May 03, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

  • ru ✧*:ï½¥.
    Aug 26, 2018

    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...

    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...

    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...

    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...

    Ever since I read One of Us is Lying, I?ve been looking for another YA suspenseful read and this one fit the bill. Going in I figured out the culprit but that didn?t diminish my enjoyment one bit, I really had a good time with this book. The characters are compelling and complex...

    as someone who is thoroughly afraid but also in awe of thrillers, THIS IS SO GOOD like I kind of guessed the murderer? but then I also had other suspects as well? and then add to the boarding school aesthetic + mean girls + character arc + queer girls and this was AMAZING ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...

    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...

    *A copy of the print book was provided to me by the publisher without a review obligation. I listened to the audio format instead and all opinions are my own.* I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and t...

    People trust people who are like them. People Like Us by Dana Mele?.oh, what to say about this book that could ever do it justice?! Seriously, words fail me. I just fucking LOVE this novel. LOVE. IT. Like buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it LOVE. Can my re...

    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...

    Wow, I just rated a YA thriller five stars! This was fantastic! Even though Dana is visiting my book group later this month, this is 100% my honest opinion. This was fun! This is what I wanted One of Us is Lyingto be. Give me more of this in the YA thriller/mystery genre. Alth...

    This book was so hard to put down!! It is one of those books where you get hooked in on the first chapter and all you want to do is continue reading it just to find out what happens next. Something I love about it was the range of diverse characters. We have characters who are f...

    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...

    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...

    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...

    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...

    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...

    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...

    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...

    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...

    Loved it. ...

    2.5 stars. There's something about prep school cliques and mean girls that speaks to me as an insanely fun backdrop for a fictional murder investigation. Along with its aesthetic cover, that's why People Like Us caught my eye. Give me a YA mystery that unravels the It Girl's untouch...

    Every school is its own little world, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of composing a school story is creating your personal version of that world, with its traditions, customs, even a private language. (In such famous schools as Eaton and Winchester they?re extremely elaborate....

    3.5/5 THIS IS A GOOD BOOK things i liked: ? lots of lgbt gals (the main character was bisexual which- yay) (and no one cared at ALL) ? the plot was complicated but still interesting and easy to understand/keep up with ? it was fast-paced. there were only a few chapters i...