Parents' Guide to

People Like Us

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Surprise twists and turns in sharp boarding-school thriller.

Book Dana Mele Mystery 2018
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Serious themes of mental illness, sexuality, and bullying are seamlessly woven into a fast-paced psychological thriller filled with secrets, revenge, jealousy, rich kids, and betrayal. People Like Us could easily have been just another conflict between scholarship kid and privileged kids at a fancy boarding school (with a murder thrown in), but Mele spends time showing readers the whys behind a character's actions. What makes it so hard for some people to forgive? How could someone be so filled with hate that revenge is the only way to feel whole again? People Like Us can be read as a really good whodunit or as a way to open up a serious conversation with parents and peers about some of the hardest-to-talk-about issues confronting teens.

Book Details

  • Author: Dana Mele
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Topics: Friendship, High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Publication date: February 27, 2018
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 18
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: April 4, 2018

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