On Thursday 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 Thursday, he died. But on Friday, 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 just 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.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - This book was just so good! I really enjoyed the twists and that there are parts from each of the 4 characters so you get to see what they're thinking when the murder happens and after.
A story of how a murder brings 4 people together and shows how far people will go to be seen.
In this book we follow Bronwyn, who is super smart, Addy the girl who is really pretty and dating a jock, Nate, who is known as the bad boy, Cooper, the athlete and Simon, who runs a school gossip site. They all get detention, which is strange for most of them but, something happens and before they know it Simon is dead and they are the leads in the case of his death. They all don't know what happened and everyone is treating them like suspects. Did one of them do it? To make Simon not release gossip about them the next day, gossip that would ruin their lives? Or was it is someone pulling the strings?
I really enjoyed how this story flowed and the characters. I like how we got to read from each of them and see what was going on in their lives and how this was changing their lives for them. High School is crazy place, but adding in a gossip site that reveals peoples secrets is no fun. Someone wanted Simon dead and they need to figure it out before it's too late.
A brilliant YA thriller from Karen and I can't wait to read more from her as this book was just fantastic and gripping from the start. As soon as you start you want to know what has happened and won't put it down until the end.
Not out till June but I recommend you pre-order it now because this is going to be a big hit and I think everyone is going to love this book.