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“People Like Us” Book Review

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

Author: Dana Mele

Genre: Mystery, thriller, teen romance

“Dance like no one is watching; email like it may one day be read aloud in a deposition.”

People Like Us is a thrilling novel composed of mysteries, lots of unexpected plot twists, and teen romance. So if you are a crime or mystery lover, this book is for you.

The book starts out as Kay, the main character, finds a dead body in the lake beside her prestigious academy with her friends. But she’s not ordinary. She’s one of the high social ranked students of Bates Academy. So as she finds the identity of the body, she gets an anonymous email linking a revenge website.

As more murders get revealed, we get to see Kay’s own past unfurling little by little. Suddenly the death of the girl in the lake becomes the centre of her story. Life becomes not so easy anymore.

Who is Kay, really?

The novel ends with an unexpected twist, bringing readers shock, relief, and happiness at the same time.

My opinion on the novel: To be honest, I really got interested on the first page. It was dark, graceful, and very honest from the main character. She was very relatable, and I enjoyed being with her until the very end. I loved the flashbacks, and how everything fitted in place perfectly like a puzzle each by each. The plot wasn’t messy, but instead well planned.

I loved how the characters were developed, how they spoke, their actions (Even if sometimes what they do is not right), and their emotions. It matches well with the book.

For me, the dark vibes of the book catch my attention the most. The suspense, mystery, and a bit of humour makes me want to read more.

I also liked how Kay (The main character) keeps going even if her past and childhood wasn’t the best. It really makes me feel more appreciated with my own life.

So overall, 4 and 1/2 stars.


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