Review: People Like Us by Dana Mele

Posted March 21, 2018 by Laura Mauro in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: People Like Us by Dana MelePeople Like Us by Dana Mele
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on February 27th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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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-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay's finally backed into a corner, she'll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make...not something that happened.


I thought this was a super fast pace mystery that really hooked me. It def reminds me lot of both 13reasons why and pretty little liars. The mystery kept me engaged. I had a hard time becoming emotional invested in most of majority of these characters because so many of them were unlikeable especially the lead. But the mystery kept me so engaged. I thought the actions of the police made me so angry but I guess I could see that happens in real life at points. I do see the theme “every action has a consquence even if you don’t notice the very similar to shows like 13 reasons why. I would def read more by this author in the future.

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