Review: People Like Us by Dana Mele

3/5 stars

The plot is just as good as any YA psychological-thriller’s especially because it seems set on punishing the mean girls. It makes you think hard about who the murderer is, their motives, their profile and it makes you go suspecting every other character in the story.

The clues in the form of playful poetry are also very clever and make you think even more. It’s quite sinister that the suspect is most likely a student, a victim of these mean girls in the very same boarding school.

I just find the whole thing lacking in emotion and it’s probably why I couldn’t connect much to the characters in the story. I guess being in a boarding school makes these girls such toughies showing little to no emotion at all.

But for a YA novel under its genre, it’s still clearly worth a read, still entertaining and thought provoking and generally still very well-written. I think it would make up for a really good movie, a dark but important reminder of the repercussions of being mean.

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

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