Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
DNF @ 30%
OK, so I almost hate myself for putting this one down, but apparently I just can’t deal with books that are even slightly YA. There is something about the writing and the characters that I really can’t get on with.
Now, don’t get me wrong, this is clearly well written and the characters, from what I read, are well developed but I just couldn’t get past the teen-ness of this. I like books that are gritty and use words that I sometimes have to stop and Google, that’s just my preference… so that’s why I couldn’t get on with this. Completely down to the fact that it’s just not my style of book.
When I got to 23% a small thought planted itself in my head and because I wasn’t thoroughly enjoying reading it, I decided to skip to the end to see if my thoughts were correct, and I was halfway there. That’s not the say this book doesn’t have a good twist, because from reading lots of reviews, it does come as quite a shock to most people.
Never again am I going to request and download a book that’s a mystery & thriller but also teen & YA. At least I’ve learnt a lesson.
Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Random House UK Children’s for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review… I promise I won’t request from you again so you don’t waste an ARC on me!