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They Wish They Were Us

(2020)
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TV ADAPTATION "THE PLAYERS' TABLE" STARRING SYDNEY SWEENEY AND HALSEY CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT

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.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"A juicy, fast-paced, addictive tale that's more than a mystery--it's a timely exploration of ambition, loyalty, and how far we'll go to belong. I couldn't put it down." - Andrea Bartz

"Seductive and slick, They Wish They Were Us is a searing novel about power, privilege, and the dangerous pursuit of perfection. You'll remember the girls of Gold Coast Prep Long after the last page." - Jessica Knoll

"Fast-paced and completely consuming--I was swept into this riveting mystery from beginning to end. They Wish They Were Us smartly explores the complexities of friendship, the secrets and lies buried under the picturesque façade, and the ultimate cost of perfection." - Megan Miranda

"A whip-smart mystery with a pitch-perfect voice." - Kara Thomas


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August 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: They Wish They Were Us
Author(s): Jessica Goodman
ISBN: 0-593-11429-9 / 978-0-593-11429-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Razorbill
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Paperback Editions

June 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: They Wish They Were Us
Author(s): Jessica Goodman
ISBN: 0-593-11431-0 / 978-0-593-11431-5 (USA edition)
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March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: They Wish They Were Us
Author(s): Jessica Goodman
ISBN: 0-7023-0803-X / 978-0-7023-0803-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: They Wish They Were Us
Author(s): Jessica Goodman
ISBN: 0-593-20420-4 / 978-0-593-20420-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Razorbill
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Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: They Wish They Were Us
Author(s): Jessica Goodman
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: They Wish They Were Us
Author(s): Jessica Goodman
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: They Wish They Were Us
Author(s): Jessica Goodman
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