One of Us Is Lying follows four teenagers who watched their classmate Simon die in front of their eyes due to an allergic reaction. And end up becoming suspected for his murder. The series "One of Us Is Lying" is based on Karen M. McManus' a New York Times best-selling novel.
●Simon Kelleher, Nate McCauley, Cooper Clay, Bronwyn Rojas and Addelaide Prentiss enter detention after being framed by having phones in their bags.
●They are discussing stereo types for each of them, and Simon says, ‘I’m the omniscient narrator.’ He takes a sip of ‘water’ and starts to have an allergic reaction. Later Bronwyn gets a call saying Simon has died.
●The four students get the nickname the ‘The murder club', and are constantly being interviewed by the police. The Murder club put all the clues together with the help of Maeve, Bronwyn’s younger sister, who hacks into the admin page for About that.
●The story starts on September 24th and ends on February 15th making the story last for four months and twenty-one days. The ending was ordinary and boring, and the opening was slow with lots of detail and dialogue. The main characters are Cooper, Addy, Bronwyn and Nate.
●They are all very different in the way they act and their personality. The characters aren’t described in much detail. I found Cooper the most interesting, but Bronwyn was the most sympathetic. Addy changed throughout the story starting of as a typical high school popular girl and then ended with a cooler style. The story was written in first person, and this was very important as the perspective was constantly changing.
●The story was good because the plot was basic, and the characters made the story feel real. My favourite moment in the story was when the murder club found out who was running About that after Simon’s death because all the pieces came together perfectly.
●The ending could have been improved because it was slow and there was a build up for nothing. If I could change the end, I would make it so that the build-up effected the ending.
●But maybe not all hope is lost.. since a second season of the show is in production and will soon be available for your viewing pleasure..