People Like Us

People Like Us

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

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Title:People Like Us
Author:Dana Mele
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1524741701
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

People Like Us Reviews

  • Kaitlyn
    Apr 21, 2017
    PEOPLE LIKE US is one of those rare mystery-thrillers that is not only gripping and unputdownable, it's also beautifully written. I had a hard time doing anything else after I picked up this book, and while I wanted to keep stopping to admire Mele's gorgeous turns of phrase, I couldn't...
  • MarytheBookLover
    Mar 01, 2018
    My Opinion: I liked this book and found myself intrigued with the who done it part of the book. I had a feeling I knew who did it and wasn't surprised with the ending. I did enjoy this book. I have not read a YA/LGBT book before so that was new for me. That was about all that was new ...
  • Dahlia
    Dec 02, 2017
    This was a motherfluffin' WHIRLWIND. I would've happily taken it a hundred pages longer and some of the stuff slowed down and explored, but like, I wanted a gay Mean Girls book and this delivered. There's something to the comps to Pretty Little Liars and 13 Reasons Why in an obvious wa...
  • Larry H
    Mar 02, 2018
    I'm about 3.5 stars here. "Does someone who does one bad thing, even one really bad thing, deserve bad things to happen to them? Deserve to be murdered or framed for murder?" Kay Donovan wanted a chance to reinvent herself after a pair of tragedies marred her life and tore apart ...
  • Jen Ryland
    Mar 27, 2018
    If it's not bad enough that Kay and her friends found a dead body at the dance, now the dead person is blackmailing Kay and her friends. Because all of them have secrets they don't want exposed. I liked the writing in this book a lot. And I love both boarding school books and books ...
  • Stacee
    Jan 21, 2018
    That cover and the synopsis were like a dream come true. Boarding school murdery scavenger hunt? Count me in. Sadly it was meh. Kay was okay? And yes that?s a question. She did have some redeeming qualities and mostly it was that she?s ambitious. Yet as the story progressed, sh...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Mar 08, 2018
    Mean girl Kay and her boarding school crew find a dead classmate and the police have questions. Next she?s online blackmail message threaten to divulge her deepest secrets if she doesn?t spill secrets about her posse. With the help of Nola, an outcast classmate with a skill for hac...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Apr 13, 2018
    I predicted a big element of the mystery but still enjoyed this! I was never bored. I enjoyed the pacing, atmosphere, and the main character's arc. Loved the revenge blog/scavenger hunt aspect. A pretty solid mystery, would recommend. Didn't hear anything about the representation be...
  • Rachel Solomon
    Apr 21, 2017
    Beneath the silvery moonlight, our skin gleams like bones. From that gorgeous first line, I was hooked. The blurb from the deal announcement just doesn't do it justice. PEOPLE LIKE US is a seductive psychological thriller with beautiful literary writing and an unreliable narrator. ...
  • Tory
    Oct 05, 2017
    SOOOOOO BAAAAAAD. Yet another bizarro teen drama where some crazy murder plot is all because of a STUPID HARMLESS PRANK. WHY are the kids taking this into their own hands. WHY are there 500 characters. WHY is everyone a one-dimensional bitch and/or asshole. WHY IS THIS SO BAD. -Ever...
  • Amy
    Mar 28, 2018
    Well that was meh Overall, there really isn't anything wrong with this story. The writing is fine . The story is fine. The characters are fine. I can't say I was blown away by anything. I feel like its been done before, and IMHO its been done better. Maybe I've been ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Mar 16, 2018
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?We should definitely be nicer to people. You should think about that.? ?Nice is subjective.? If your reaction to a ?Mean Girls? type of story is . . . . Then we probably shouldn?t be frien...
  • Bill Kupersmith
    Mar 17, 2018
    Every school is its own little world, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of composing a school story is creating your personal version of that world, with its traditions, customs, even a private language. (In such famous schools as Eaton and Winchester they?re extremely elaborate....
  • autumn
    Mar 31, 2018
    i don't want to be a debbie downer because there's a few things about this book i appreciated (aka the casual gayness) but overall i guess i just didn't really connect to it? it didn't really feel like a thriller to me; i didn't get a sense of tension/suspense at any point (and the end...
  • Lola  Reviewer
    Mar 03, 2018
    I am obsessed with boarding school stories. Probably because I never went to such a school myself and am having so much fun living vicariously through these characters. Lucky characters. I mean, I go to university, but I?m not in a dorm, so I?ve truly never experienced anything ...
  • Alison
    Apr 19, 2018
    3.5 STARS So I am a total sucker for mean girls, unlikable narrators, and boarding school mysteries, so I was hyped about this. I buddyread this with two other people and we had such a blast buddyreading this. If you buddyread anything, make it a mystery because coming up with theori...
  • Mollie Reads
    Apr 12, 2018
    Super entertaining the whole way through... the pacing was fantastic. Had a few eye roll moments and didn't *really* love the ending, but was thoroughly creeped out and found the relationships to be interesting. Was hoping for more of a group friendship kind of mystery, like Pretty Lit...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    Apr 11, 2018
    great writing and pacing, sooo entertaining, weak ending ...
  • Laura
    Aug 17, 2017
    It?s the sort of thing that bugs you after someone dies. You remember little ways you wronged them. Even if they deserved it. This is exactly what I wanted it to be. Different books popped into my mind while reading..among them: Dangerous Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Allegedly. ...
  • Mandy White
    Mar 19, 2018
    A bit disappointed with this one... it reminded me of Pretty Little Liars but I didnt like any of them. The story was clever there was just something about it that fell short for me. great narrator. ...
  • Kaila
    Mar 29, 2018
    2.5 stars. There's something about prep school cliques and mean girls that speaks to me as an insanely fun backdrop for a fictional murder investigation. Along with its aesthetic cover, that's whyPeople Like Uscaught my eye.Give me a YA mystery that unravels the It Girl's untouch...
  • Zoe Wilson
    Mar 29, 2018
    I really liked this one! I had an inkling about who the killer was near the beginning of the book, but I did not expect the reasoning behind it at all! I also didn't suspect how fucked up Kay's secret was. While I did enjoy People Like Us , it wasn't a 5-star book for me. I loved ...
  • Acqua
    Mar 04, 2018
    People Like Us is a sapphic murder mystery set in a boarding school. I feel like I should rate this book higher - I almost read it in one sitting, it was addictive and suspenseful, just what I wanted. And yes, three stars is a positive rating for me, but I didn't have any major prob...
  • Donna Hines
    Dec 07, 2017
    A psychological thriller like no other, this one shows no mercy to its readers and refuses to allow a departure. Failure is NOT an OPTION! "I keep letting people die." "I'm terrified the world will find out." From the second you lay your eyes upon this magnificent work by Dana you wi...
  • Anna
    Mar 18, 2018
    the writing in this book ruins it. it's extremely confusing, so i never actually knew what was going on. it uses french words incorrectly in an attempt to sound more sophisticated, which failed. i cringed my way through reading it. however, the plot was really fast paced so i could...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Nov 20, 2017
    Okay, I knew. I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy it. But I was not actually really expecting this to be one of my favorite YA suspense novels of all time. But I swear to god Dana Mele could have been looking into my brain?s idea of a perfect YA thriller and STILL would ...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Mar 06, 2018
    Many thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for the People Like Us Blog Tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all opinions expressed are my own. Wow, what a fantastic psychological thriller that is hands down a five star read! Dana Mele brings drama, mystery ...
  • Vee ♔Under Mountain Books♔
    Mar 11, 2018
    Our main character Kat is spending her final school year at Bates Academy, a boarding school for the upper class. She seems to fit in pretty well with the other students, considering she got in on an athletics scholarship, mostly by stealing everyone else's clothes which is certainly a...
  • Dennis
    Mar 05, 2018
    Before I begin my review, I'd like to place a disclaimer for everyone who's reading this: Just because I was not a fan of People Like Us, it doesn't mean that you should be deterred from picking this up. This read is a contemporary, sexually liberating read for the LBGTQ community, and...
  • Bridget 💖That1BookGirl
    Mar 05, 2018
    3.75 stars. Pretty good YA book! It did remind me quite a lot of PLL which I liked. Some parts I felt like I had missed something from previous chapters which is why it wasn?t a 4 star for me. Still enjoyed it very much! ...