People like us / Dana Mele.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "When a girl is found dead at her elite boarding school, soccer-star Kay Donovan follows a scavenger hunt which implicates suspects increasingly close to her, unraveling her group of popular friends and perfectly constructed life"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Kay Donovan has reinvented herself: she's a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. When Jessica Lane'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, places Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. And when Kay is backed into a corner, she'll do what it takes to survive. -- adapted from entry on amazon.com.
    • ISBN:
      9781524741709
      1524741701
    • Accession Number:
      2017028973
    • Accession Number:
      ocn988857273
      988857273
    • Accession Number:
      fay.568562
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MELE, D. People like us. [s. l.]: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. ISBN 9781524741709. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568562. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Mele D. People like Us. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568562. Accessed December 5, 2019.
    • APA:
      Mele, D. (2018). People like us. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568562
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mele, Dana. 2018. People like Us. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568562.
    • Harvard:
      Mele, D. (2018) People like us. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568562 (Accessed: 5 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mele, D 2018, People like us, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, viewed 5 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Mele, Dana. People like Us. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568562.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mele, Dana. People like Us. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568562.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mele D. People like us [Internet]. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 5]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.568562

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 December #1

Murder, mayhem, and unreliable friendships take center stage in Mele's debut novel. Kay Donovan, a popular girl known for her soccer skills and her biting humor, gets more than she bargained for when she and her friends go to the lake, after a night of dancing, and a girl's body turns up, frozen and with her wrists slit. When Kay gets an email the day after, things take a dark turn, and she ends up ruining the lives of former friends and classmates in an effort to assuage her own guilt. As she embarks on the digital scavenger hunt in an effort to clear her name, Kay starts to wonder who is actually behind it all. To some extent, the pacing is inconsistent, and certain characters are static in the end, which may lead readers to wonder how certain relationships came to be. Mele, however, manages to weave a tale of mystery, intrigue, and revenge in the style of Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why (2007), but with its own twists to keep readers on their toes. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

Boarding school student Kay is suspected of murder after she finds the body of a dead classmate. While Kay hides her involvement with past crimes, she discovers a creepy website instructing her to ruin her mean-girl friends or be framed for the murder. While some clues resolve quickly, Kay's narrative reliability--and culpability--remain tantalizing questions until the very end of this dark mystery. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 November #4

Soccer captain Kay Donovan gets caught up in a game of murder and revenge in this sharp psychological thriller, Mele's debut. Kay is at the center of a group of seniors who rule their girls' boarding school. The girls find the body of fellow student Jessica Lane in a nearby lake, and as the school reels from her death, Kay receives an email—purportedly from Jessica—that forces her to expose her friends' sins in order to keep her own secrets buried. As evidence mounts against Kay in Jessica's apparent murder, the school turns against her, and Kay learns that cruelty does not go unrepaid. Feeling unmoored, Kay turns to Nola, a former target of the group's bullying, but none of Kay's relationships is without agenda, and Kay finds herself in the killer's sights. Mele creates a cast of sharp-edged, prickly students; the fluid sexuality of various characters is handled well, and themes of betrayal and bullying are front and center. An eerie, unsettling thriller with deadly consequences. Ages 12–up. Agent: Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger. (Feb.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.