I received this book at no cost from the publisherYou'll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
Published by Delacorte Press on November 30, 2021
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Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day.
Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out–he’s been working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up…. again.
So when Cal pulls into campus late for class and runs into Ivy and Mateo, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn a bad day around. They’ll ditch and go into the city. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say…
Until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school–and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse.
It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common. They all have a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something.
Now they’re all wondering–could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all?
From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly–and fatally–wrong.
“With fast pacing and her signature flair for the dramatic, McManus weaves a masterful tale of secrets, lies, and twisted intentions that will be sure to keep readers guessing whodunit, from start to finish.” —Booklist (Starred review)
“A master of the teen thriller delivers again” —Kirkus Reviews
“…a believable, pulse-pounding thriller.” —Publishers Weekly
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Three besties from middle grade have gone their separate ways in high school and when they met up by accident in their senior year, they hope to make a bad week get better. Ivy. Mateo, and Cal all find themselves together when they see someone they know leaving school for the day, so they all decide to follow and skip school. This turns out to be the worse decision possible. The three find the body of a classmate they saw leave and that turns their world upside down.
This starts out slow but then the story kicks into high gear with all sorts of twisty turns and I fell in love with the characters. Yes, at times they seem very formulaic but they each come off as individuals with unique personalities and I understood why they were very best friends in middle grade. That long-term relationship between them comes roaring back. I was surprised by the ending. I usually guess the ending but this one caught me by surprise. Yes, all of McManus’ books need to be filmed.
Karen M. McManus is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of young adult thrillers. Her work, which includes the One of Us Is Lying series, Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, and You’ll Be the Death of Me, has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. Karen lives in Massachusetts and holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, which she mostly uses to draft fake news stories for her novels. For more information, visit www.karenmcmanus.com or @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.
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