Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Abike-Iyimide

Sade Hussein has a rocky start at her new school. She has been homeschooled her whole life and attends her first year of normal school at the prestigious Alfred Nobel Academy boarding school. Sade is already nervous and has no idea what to expect at her new school. Sade tends to attract bad karma and notoriously has misfortunes happen to her. On her first night, her roommate Elizabeth disappears. Obviously, this is a huge shock to Sade, but what makes it even worse is that people suspect she did it. Although Sade’s situation is quite extreme, she is a relatable character. Sometimes life feels like it is always getting you down. Just when it seems like you have turned a new page, a new issue arises. Where Sleeping Girls Lie does a good job at exemplifying this. As rumors swirl about Sade, the popular girls, or the “Unholy Trinity” befriend Sade. Sade learns a lot about them and is thoroughly intrigued. Just when life seems to be getting back to normal, a student is found dead. Sade realizes that Alfred Nobel Academy is not what it seems and secrets lie around every corner. Faridah Abike-Iyimide does a great job at keeping the reader on their toes. She sets the reader in the scene, and makes it hard for them to predict what will happen next. 

Review by Caroline, Teen Reviewer