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People Like Us
by Dana Mele


Overview - "Mean Girls meets Donna Tartt's The Secret History with a little bit of Riverdale mixed in. So yeah, it's epic." -- HelloGiggles

"In People Like Us , Dana Mele delivers the Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars young adult novel you've been waiting for."-- Bustle

Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she's reinvented herself entirely.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"Mean Girls meets Donna Tartt's The Secret History with a little bit of Riverdale mixed in. So yeah, it's epic."--HelloGiggles

"In People Like Us, Dana Mele delivers the Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars young adult novel you've been waiting for."--Bustle

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.

Debut author Dana Mele has written a taut, sophisticated suspense novel that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781524741709
  • ISBN-10: 1524741701
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: February 2018
  • Page Count: 384
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Young Adult Fiction > Thrillers & Suspense
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Mysteries & Detective Stories
Books > Young Adult Fiction > School & Education - Boarding School & Prep School

 
BookPage Reviews

Prep school murders

Necessity is the mother of reinvention, or so Kay Donovan believes. After feeling responsible for two tragedies at home, Kay enrolls in boarding school at Bates Academy in hopes of a do-over. A new crop of friends (mean girls with money) and her newfound soccer stardom give Kay the popularity and edge she’s always wanted. But all of that is threatened when Kay and her friends discover the dead body of Jessica Lane, a fellow student and artsy social activist, whom none of the girls say they knew. In her wake, Jessica has left behind a revenge website with a countdown clock that only Kay can access. Kay’s task? Take down her new friends or risk her own dirty laundry being aired.

Dana Mele’s People Like Us is a dark and delicious boarding school murder mystery that delivers. Lack of parental supervision, difficult home lives and extreme wealth create the perfect atmosphere for secrets, lies and a page-turning read. A murder is just the beginning. What these characters will do to hide their dirtiest deeds easily eclipses the killing that sets this thrilling tale in motion.

 

This article was originally published in the April 2018 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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