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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green

6.09.2017

Visual Inspiration - One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus


Pictures/Art/Photographs all help me see the books I'm reading.  Often, while I'm online, I stumble upon images that remind me of the book.  These visuals add layers to the stories, and can be used to offer hints to the plot.  So I've decided to put out "Visual Inspirations" in order to spark readers' interests in those books that I love.  Please feel free to join in; hopefully you'll get some new books to read in the process!


If you are obsessed with who-dun-it books, then this book is definitely for you! So without further ado, I give you inspiration this week from:




Five students go into a classroom, and only four come out alive.
There's the Princess, the Criminal, the Athlete, and the Brain.  
But really, who's to blame?


I typically don't read mystery/thrillers.  They rarely are my cup of tea, so I was super surprised when I was immediately sucked into One of Us is Lying.  The voice of each character under investigation, and learning about the tragedy and events leading up to it from all of them, really made the story rounded.  I never felt like one of the characters wasn't necessary to move the plot along.  I felt they were all authentic voices, and really showed something like this happening in a modern high school, with all the trials and tribulations involving that.

I think this would be a fantastic summer beach read, as you will devour it in one sitting.  With her debut novel being so fantastic, I can't wait to see what else Karen M. McManus has up her sleeve!

If you liked this, keep an eye out for more posts and check out my other Visual Inspirations!

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