Hi, today I will be talking about the book, One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. This mystery novel is about five students, Simon, the outcast, Addy, the popular girl, Cooper, the baseball star, Bronwyn, the brain, and Nate, the drug dealer, enter detention for reasons they don’t quite understand. After a little while, Simon decides to stand up and get a drink of water from the tap. But about 1 minute later, Simon is doubling over and choking. His lips are turning blue and his eyes have rolled into the back of his head. Simon doesn’t make it out. He is dead before the end of detention, for unknown reasons. The police performed an investigation and soon figured out that somebody had laced peanut oil, one of Simon’s major allergies, into the cup when he was drinking water out of the faucet. The detectives have now zoomed in on their 4 prime suspects: Nate, Addy, Cooper, and Bronwyn. Could it be Nate? Maybe Simon owes him money? Could it be Addy? Maybe she wants revenge on Simon for posting false information about her online? Could it be Cooper, the new boy that nobody knows about? Or is it Bronwyn, the nerd? Maybe she planned the perfect murder. Who could it be? You will just have to keep reading to find out.