This Is Why We Lie

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Everyone has a secret, some big and some small. When the body of a local high school girl is found, keeping a secret must mean you’re guilty. Jenna didn’t know the victim well, but she’ll do anything to prove her best friend didn’t do it. Adam knows one thing: if Max says he didn’t kill her, he didn’t kill her. Right? With unlikely allies, secrets people know, and not everyone is who the rumors say they are, Jenna and Adam must search for the truth in nothing but lies.

This Is Why We Lie is a fast-paced, quick, and easy read. The characters were easy to tell apart, mainly because they’re given a role and stick with the role, but otherwise they were flat and overly dramatic. The whole story was overly dramatic. Everyone had secrets, most were predictable and the build up to them was overdone. I was hooked on the story from the first chapter, wanting to know what happened and just what everyone was hiding. The final twist at the end wasn’t foreshadowed well, but I still figured out who did it in the last few chapters by the way the characters were acting.

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Author Gabriella Lepore
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 21-Sep-2021
ISBN 9781335418609 Buy this Book
Issue October 2021
Category Young Adult