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People Like Us
People Like Us | Dana Mele
A sharp psychological thriller that's just right for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and Pretty Little Liars--this story will seduce, mislead, and finally, betray you. 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-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay's finally backed into a corner, she'll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make...not something that happened. Debut author Dana Mele has written a taut, sophisticated suspense novel that readers will tear through and not stop talking about.
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BookDragonNotWorm
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Pickpick

Standard YA book, slightly too predictable and erring towards being too trendy, but it held my attention and I enjoyed it. Guilty beach read.

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ashley_o13
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Why do the good parts always come up after I say just one more chapter😩🤓📖

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ashley_o13
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Reading while at work 🥰📖🤓🔬

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TheReadingMermaid
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Word. (Pun intended!) 8mo
sammisho My husband is the first, me the second 8mo
5280reader @sammisho I can definitely relate! 8mo
PSreads73 I enjoy both. I lean slightly toward books right now but it changes weekly. (edited) 8mo
BookBabe 😂🙌🏻 8mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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After finishing the tagged book and updating goodreads this popes up! How festive is the star confetti?!

Just cause I‘ve reached my doesn‘t mean I‘m done reading. 🤓

Alfoster Wowie! You go girl!👏👏👏 9mo
TheWordJar That‘s amazing! Awesome year! 9mo
britt_brooke Amazing!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
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Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉📚 9mo
JoRead Holy cow! 300! Quite an accomplishment. Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
Megabooks Wow!! 😲😲 Congratulations!! 🎉🍾📚 9mo
thebookishtype15 Awesome!! Congratulations !!! 9mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 9mo
JoScho 🎉💜🎉💜🎉 9mo
irre 👏👏🎉🎉 9mo
Skygoddess1 Wow! Congrats, that‘s awesome! 9mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this YA suspense novel that follows a group of girls and the secrets they keep. I did figure out who was responsible and thought that was pretty obvious but that didn‘t take away from the story because I was waiting to see when the heroine would catch onto what the reader already knew.

Thanks for the book @hermyknee

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

hermyknee I‘m so glad you liked it! Oh, I sent you a post card today 🥰 9mo
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IndoorDame
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Panpan

This is a YA murder mystery drama set at a prestigious all girls prep school somewhere in New England. I almost bailed around 40 pages in because I kept getting annoyed that the main character didn‘t talk to her friends/authority figures when she clearly should have. Eventually I got sucked in, and it was a quick read, but nothing really stood out for me about this book.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Liz you have seriously the best! Thank you for sending me a little bit of Texas with the socks. I love them. I love everything. 😭

@hermyknee
#litsypenpal

hermyknee I‘m so glad you like everything! It was so much fun putting your box together! 10mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @hermyknee I‘ll be shipping yours hopefully by Monday. 10mo
hermyknee No rush my friend! 💖💖💖 10mo
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Sharpeipup
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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“Blind Faith is meaningless & doesn‘t last.” #audiobooks #quotes

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hermyknee
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Lovesbooks87 I got #FashionVictim this month too! 12mo
Sharpeipup I just saw People Like Us and meant to add it to my #tbr 12mo
hermyknee @Sharpeipup I hadn‘t ever even heard of it, but I‘ve been in a really low mood lately, and it sounded like something engrossing that I will *hopefully* enjoy! 12mo
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KarenUK
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Pickpick

Heathers meets Pretty Little Liars meets Gossip Girl!
It‘s all here in this YA boarding school mystery- Mean girls, manipulation, murder and mayhem.....
Page-turning, ridiculously far fetched, but ultimately fun read! But you gotta be OK with reading about irredeemable characters - these girls are not nice!
Read for #booked2018 challenge #setatschool

Cinfhen Sounds tarty and scandalous!! A perfect treat 😜 13mo
Mdargusch Great photo and great review! 13mo
KarenUK Thanks @Mdargusch 😊.... Definitely trashy fun... @cinfhen sometimes a little treat is needed! 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Lovely alliterative review! And ✔️ another prompt off the list! 13mo
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BookwormAndra
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Mehso-so

It was an enjoyable and quick read, but I didn‘t like the ending very much and I found the scavenger hunt rules confusing.

#augustreads

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BookwormAndra
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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#HumpDayPost

1. My cats are always so adorable that I just have to take pictures of them 🐱
2. We have a heat wave, I really enjoy the warmth and the fact that I could go swimming every day 🌞🌞🌞
3. Dairy!!
4. 😯🙄🤷‍♀️
5. Fortunately I haven‘t

#catsoflitsy

RaimeyGallant Welcome! 14mo
LauraBeth Awww - your cats ARE adorable! Welcome to Litsy! 14mo
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KarenUK
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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#AugustTBR
The Curious incident.... & The Fishermen are for IRL bookclubs...
The rest are for either #POP18 or #booked2018 challenges...
Should be a good month! 👍😊📚💕

BookishMe An American Marriage left me in daze! 14mo
BookwormAndra I just bought People Like Us and I really hope to read it in August too 😊 14mo
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Reita325
People Like Us | Dana Mele
Mehso-so

Mean girls in school has been done better.

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AsYouWish
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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@TheFunkyBookworm Thank you so much for doing this giveaway!!! I would love to read People Like Us by Dana Mele because I was/am a huge fan of Pretty Little Liars and I love books that are centered around a mystery where in someway or another everyone is tied into the events that lead up to a murder or disappearance. It keeps me guessing and I love that!! #YAWednesday

TheFunkyBookworm Sigh- and now you‘ve given me another one to add to my TBR as well 😂 You have 2 entries into the drawing since you reposted yesterday! Good luck! 🍀💜 1y
AsYouWish @TheFunkyBookworm YAY!!! Thank you again!!! 1y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Pickpick

I'm not a big fan of murder mysteries but I liked this one! Lots of Pretty Little Liars vibes! I figured out the killer about 3/4 of the way through. The conclusion really blew me away though--beautifully written and LGBTQ+ rep!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Squeezing one more book in this month!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Pickpick

A good mystery ya. I like a solid murder mystery with teen mean girls.

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Johanna414
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Pickpick

It‘s regents week in NYS, so I‘m spending all my time sitting in random classrooms with random students while they take tests. During the Algebra test, I finished People Like Us and started Reign of the Fallen.

Despite the fact that none of the characters were good people and they all just did really cruel things to each other, I got totally sucked in. I did guess how it was going to end, but I enjoyed the process to get there.

Wife Anne 1y
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Johanna414
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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It‘s 11:30pm and I should be asleep, but the hubby just called to say he‘s headed home from work early and stopped at the store to get me cookies. I want cookies 🍪🍪🍪🍪

Wife ❤️ #HusbandsOfLitsy !🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 1y
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Johanna414
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Some morning snuggles with my book, my little guy and his baby doll

Slajaunie He is a cutie! Mine won‘t snuggle with me anymore. I have to harass him just to give him a kiss. ❤️ 1y
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Johanna414
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Next up is one of these, although I‘m too tired to decide which one right now... both came in from the library today.

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Psychobabble
People Like Us | Dana Mele
Mehso-so

I‘d heard quite a few people talk about this book and it didn‘t live up to the hype for me. I‘m thinking that maybe this high-school teenage-drama-mystery style just isn‘t for me. I didn‘t really care about any of the characters so good thing this was a fast read. I did appreciate the final twist.

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Reita325
People Like Us | Dana Mele
Mehso-so

Another mean girls at elite school is readable but unmemorable.

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Kalynrebecca
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Quick and fun read

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IheartYA
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Bailedbailed

I wanted something light and easy to read but this is, like, super shallow with vapid characters and the horrendously amateur writing style makes me, like, want to throw up or something.
I put the book down just now on the chair next me but it slid off. I'm not picking it up; it's staying on the floor where it belongs.

Bostonmomx2 Soooooo.....you didn‘t like it? 😜 1y
Susanita 😆 1y
Mdargusch 😂😂😂 1y
Zelma 😆👏 1y
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SheReads3
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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A bit overzealous at the library today...

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Kristy_K
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Retail therapy at its finest. Nothing like a big stack of books after a long book buying ban and a crazy first few months of the year.

#bookhaul #tbr #blameitonlitsy

Eyelit Interesting picks! Jealous 😁 1y
MayJasper Happy for you 😊 1y
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allthingskayla
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Pickpick

Such a fast and addicting read. I enjoyed every second of the book, the drama, and who done it aspect. I did guess midway who was the killer, but it still didn‘t take away anything from the book for me.
Rating: 5/5 Stars. Kay is a popular girl at a boarding school with a past. When she and her friends discover a body she is blackmailed and framed for murder. Who can she trust? Who did it?
#bookstagram #bibliophile #thriller #ya #litsy #littens

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TheLibrarian
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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#bookhaul from B&N! I did pretty good for being left unattended.

Rachbb3 Nice haul! 1y
Christine11 I really liked Tangerine - hope you do too! 😊 1y
Burghbookaddict I just put Dread Nation on my TBR! Hope its good! 1y
emilyhaldi Oooohhh good ones!! Tangerine & The Gunners are on my list 👍🏻 1y
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nikkiy_reads
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Just started this one. Hope I enjoy it!

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ambam1987
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Pickpick

Highly recommend this YA thriller- a teen is found dead in the lake outside Bates Academy. This centers around her so-called “friends”, relationships, and betrayal. Think Pretty Little Liars meets Gossip Girl

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janehreads
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5/5. i knew i would like this. but like it this much? i had no idea. this book was so compelling, it really got me out of my slump (that lasted maybe 2 days, haha). i read the majority of it last night and today. i‘m hoping for more books from dana mele.

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guinsgirlreads
People Like Us | Dana Mele
Pickpick

Pretty good YA suspense! I couldn‘t figure out The Who or the why. A group of friends and enemies, all hiding things, all entangled in love triangles, but who has the best motive for murder?

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guinsgirlreads
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YA update: enjoying it! I‘m halfway through already! And quite interested in who is behind the computer 💻 🤔🧐..

RadicalReader @guinsgirlreads I completely agree with you!! The best part of mysteries is solving them 1y
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aevrabel
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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I'm ready for this weekend! I know I won't finish the whole list, but this is the list I want to finish before the end of the month so I figured it would not hurt to try!

#readathon #march #mounttbrreadathon #tbr

BibliophileMomma Great list. ❤️ 1y
YouReadMyEyes I love this! 1y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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guinsgirlreads
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I‘ll be honest, I‘m going to TRY this one. Not making any promises about finishing it, because even though it sounds good, sometimes I can do YA and sometimes I just can‘t. 🤨

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KimmyM
People Like Us | Dana Mele
Panpan

I just couldn't get into this or care about the characters, but I wanted to. I think I finished it just to confirm that my theory about the mystery was right.

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bookishkris
People Like Us | Dana Mele
Mehso-so

A little disappointing. I had the plot, if not the exact details, figured out about halfway through. I didn‘t like any of the characters, and I had trouble feeling sympathy for Kay.

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bookishdani
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Pickpick

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 and revenge to the table in a fashion that will have you begging for more! #BlogTour #bookreview #bookrecommendations #bookblogger #bookworm #arc #Litten #peoplelikeus

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Missusb
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bookishkris
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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Early for OT means a little reading time. Starting this while I have a chance, then it‘s home to unpack more boxes since we finished moving yesterday.

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BookHoarder32
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My first unsolicited #bookmail! 😱 🎉
Thanks to Penguin Random House! I'm thinking they got my address from Netgalley? 🤔

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Kelly
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This has so much publisher buzz and $$ behind it and I hope it's as juicy as it looks.

TommieMarie74 It sounds awesome! I hope it lives up to the hype. 2y
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bookloaner
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Just finished People Like Us and it was a whirlwind thriller! It has lots of murder suspects, complex characters, and unraveling secrets. It all centers around a dead girl found in a lake and the teens connected to her.

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LibrarianRyan
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Another LGBTQ up coming Read.

Feb 27
#CoverLove #YAedition

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MidnightBookGirl
People Like Us | Dana Mele
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At work, sipping from my Halloween mug and reading my eArc at a Christmas decorated table. Microsnow still floating down outside. I'm feeling remarkably festive for January (getting the flu at Christmas was rough so I could use some leftover Christmas cheer) . #SnowDayReadathon ❄📚❄📚❄📚❄📚❄

Joybishoptx Love the mug! 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Just started this, but I'm already liking it. Private school, dead body, mc with secrets, and a detective with a chip on her shoulder? Yes, more please!

#eArc #Edelweiss #CurrentlyReading

aprilpohren Sounds intriguing!! 2y
bookloaner I'm starting this one soon! Something about private school books always interests me 2y
MidnightBookGirl @aprilpohren I'm liking it so far! @bookloaner Me too! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh! Sounds great! 2y
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b00kwitch
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Pickpick

I adored this thriller. It‘s full of messy girls and even messier relationships and lots of murder. Readers who have been bullied might not love this one, though, as the main character has done some really terrible things. It‘s like a queer boarding school Pretty Little Liars!

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