They wish they were us / Jessica Goodman.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: At an exclusive prep school on Long Island, Jill Newman looks forward to her senior year as a member of the school's most elite clique, the Players, until new evidence surfaces about the murder of her close friend Shaila.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Gold Coast, Long Island. Freshman year Jill's best friend, Shaila Arnold, was killed by her boyfriend. After that dark night on the beach Graham confessed, the case was closed, and Jill tried to move on. Now, it is senior year, and Jill is determined to make it her best year yet. After all, she's a senior and a Player-- a member of Gold Coast Prep's exclusive, not-so-secret secret society. The best parties, highest grades and the admiration of the entire school. Then Jill starts getting texts proclaiming Graham's innocence. If Graham didn't kill Shaila, who did? -- adapted from jacket
    • Notes:
      Series information from Goodreads.
      Ages 14+. Razorbill.
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GOODMAN, J. They wish they were us. [s. l.]: Razorbill, 2020. ISBN 9780593114292. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Goodman J. They Wish They Were Us. Razorbill; 2020. Accessed October 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Goodman, J. (2020). They wish they were us. Razorbill.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Goodman, Jessica. 2020. They Wish They Were Us. Player’s Table: 1. Razorbill.
    • Harvard:
      Goodman, J. (2020) They wish they were us. Razorbill (Player’s table: 1). Available at: (Accessed: 25 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Goodman, J 2020, They wish they were us, Player’s table: 1, Razorbill, viewed 25 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Goodman, Jessica. They Wish They Were Us. Razorbill, 2020. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Goodman, Jessica. They Wish They Were Us. Player’s Table: 1. Razorbill, 2020.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Goodman J. They wish they were us [Internet]. Razorbill; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 25]. (Player’s table: 1). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1

Jill Newman isn't just any senior at Gold Coast Prep. She's one of the Players, as the members of a secret society at her exclusive high school are known. It's a bittersweet time because her best friend, Shaila, who was killed during freshman year by a Player wannabe, won't be graduating with her. Then out of the blue, Jill receives a text stating the killer is innocent. As the senior Players test the freshman wannabes—including Jill's younger brother—she is haunted by Shaila and the possibility that her friend's killer is still on the loose. Watching her peers closely, Jill regards the Players with fresh eyes and, subsequently, makes two consequential decisions that alter her fate and that of those around her. This debut murder mystery is filled with twists and turns that will keep its pages turning. Jill's progression is predictable but not without a satisfactory payoff. Give this to mystery buffs and to readers who enjoy stories about seemingly powerless individuals finding the ability to make a difference. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.