You’ll Be the Death of Me Book Review

You’ll Be The Death Of Me

By: Karen M. McManus

Random House Children’s

Delacorte Press

Mystery & Thrillers/Teens & YA

Publish Date 30 November 2021


100 Book ReviewsProfessional Reader

I would like to first thank both NetGalley and Delacote Press for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

Good Reads Synopsis:

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day.

Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out–he’s been working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up…. again.

So when Cal pulls into campus late for class and runs into Ivy and Mateo, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn a bad day around. They’ll ditch and go into the city. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say…

Until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school–and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse.

It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common. They all have a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something.

Now they’re all wondering–could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all?

Book Review:

I really enjoyed reading this mystery and gave it 4 stars. The story in this book mostly takes in one day. There is some flash back about the three main characters and at the end of the book of course there is a time difference.

This story is about three friends who have not connected since they started high school but one day they decide to take a day off and just hang out. They decide to go to go Boston for the day and be back by the time school let’s out. While they are in Boston they see another class mate who should be in school giving a speech. They decide to follow him and then find him dead in an abandoned building.

They spend most of the day trying to solve his death. They end up on some adventures and find things out about each other that they never knew. Some of it is good and some it not so great.

There are some surprises and some heart breaks but in all it is an awaking for the three students.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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