"I live in that house. The one people drive by and say, I can't believe someone actually lives there"(46)
"My father's passed out on the couch when I get inside, an empty bottle of Seagram's in front of him"(46)
"Ashton fits a key into a door marked 302 and pushes it open to a large apartment with soaring, loftlike ceilings. it's all windows and exposed brick and polished wood floors"(341)
"'I recommend maintaining distance from the others,' Robin says"(110)
Characterization We learn about how Nate has gotten in trouble with the law, about is drunken father, and his mother that left him. Nate's home is also run down and dirty. This can maybe explain why Nate gets in trouble with the law and isn't very social.
"I'd used a computer in the lab after Mr. Camino, and realized he hadn't logged out of his Google Drive. A file with all out chemistry test questions for the rest of the year was right there. I downloaded it onto a flash drive almost without thinking about it. And I used it to get perfect scores for the rest of the year"(90).
Imagery Addy's sister, Ashton, shows Addy an apartment that she bought for her and Addy to live in together. Addy describes the brick walls and large windows to the reader.
"With the possible exception of Ashton, who's biased, nobody likes my hair. My mother is appalled. My former friends laughed at me the next day"(189)
Theme Take matters into your own hands and don't take anything lying down.
McManus, Karen M., and Anja GalicÌ. One of Us Is Lying. Cbt, 2018.
Flashback We get to see how and why Bronwyn cheated in her chemistry class.
Symbolism Addy cuts dies her hair purple half way through the book. She does this after she breaks up with her control freak of a boyfriend. This symbolizes Addy gaining the confidence to be herself and not worry about fitting in.