They Wish They Were Us

They Wish They Were Us

Gossip Girl meets One of Us Is Lying with a dash of The Secret History in this slick, taut murder mystery set against the backdrop of an exclusive prep school on Long Island.

In Gold Coast, Long Island, everything from the expensive downtown shops to the manicured beaches, to the pressed uniforms of Jill Newman and her friends, looks perfect. But as Jill found out three years ago, nothing is as it seems.

Freshman year Jill's best friend, the brilliant, dazzling 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's Jill's senior year and she's determined to make it her best yet. After all, she's a senior and a Player--a member of Gold Coast Prep's exclusive, not-so-secret secret society. Senior Players have the best parties, highest grades and the admiration of the entire school. This is going to be Jill's year. She's sure of it.

But when Jill starts getting texts proclaiming Graham's innocence, her dreams of the perfect senior year start to crumble. If Graham didn't kill Shaila, who did? Jill vows to find out, but digging deeper could mean putting her friendships, and her future, in jeopardy.

Title:They Wish They Were Us
Edition Language:English
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  • Angela Staudt

    Thank you Penguin Teen for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.“They say only the good die young, but that’s just a stupid line in a song we used to sing. It isn’t real. It isn’t true. I ...

  • Melanie (mells_view)

    They Wish They Were Us is the absolute perfect title for a YA mystery thriller that will leave you thinking, “thank god I’m not them.” Jessica Goodman seamlessly introduces us to a cast of chara...

  • Nursebookie

    I AM OBSESSED!Jessica Goodman wrote one of the summer’s most anticipated books and I am all here for it. They Wish They Were Us is an addictive YA murder mystery set in the backdrop of one of Long I...

  • Monte Price

    It's been a minute since I've been so invested in a book that I managed to finish it in a matter of hours. From the first page I was invested in the narrative even if it wasn't immediately apparent wh...

  • Toya

    Was anyone else completely obsessed when the television series Gossip Girls aired?! It came out my senior year of college, and my friends and I were absolute trash for it. They Wish They Were Us bring...

  • Mac (bookshelfpalace)

    Thank you Penguin Teen for providing me with an e-arc of the book!The story was immensely engaging and I couldn’t put this book down! I thought the whole secret society at the school was exceptional...

  • Jay G

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...*I received a copy of this e-book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*Jil...

  • Kaya

    it’s 2 in the morning and i’m living on three hours of sleep so one day when i’m cohérent i will write a proper review! full rtc!a huge thank you to penguin teen for the e-arc in exchange for a...

  • Ishi Time

    Thank you, Penguin Teen, for sending me an e-ARC of this book! I requested this ARC because The Secret History is one of my all-time favorite books, and They Wish They Were Us was promised to have "a ...

  • Stacy Fetters

    Well, isn’t that odd? There’s no favorite quote at the top of this review. That’s because there were too many great ones to choose from. (Do you detect the sarcasm?) Reading this book is remembe...