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Review: There Will be Lies by Nick Lake

Title: There Will be Lies
Author: Nick Lake
Year Published: 2015

Genre: YA fiction
Pages: 454
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Location (my 2015 Google Reading map)USA (AZ)

FTC Disclosure: I bought this book with my own money

Summary (from the back of the book): Shelby Jane Cooper is seventeen. She lives with her mom, a court stenographer who likes to do cross-stitch and wants to keep Shelby safe. So safe, she barely goes out. So safe, she has never been to school. Safe as a newborn baby. When a car knocks Shelby down, it's the beginning and end of everything. Her mother drags her away from her old life. All she can rely on is the lies she's been told. Without them, who would she be?

Review: I have been trying to get this book from my school's library but it has been checked out all year so when I saw it in Foyle's bookstore in London, I bought it. I can see why teens are enjoying this book so much.

This book is so not what I thought it was going to be, but that is completely my fault. I was ready for a typical YA book, a little fluff, a quick read, some girl whose life isn't what she thought. Yeah. It's more than that.

It's a difficult book to review without giving away the story and that would be so wrong of me. It's a book where you almost need to go into it cold so that the truth (and the lies) are revealed to you as you read and you have no preconceived ideas about it. Shelby has been lied to. But what bits and pieces are lies and which ones are the truth? It's so hard to tell! This book is bizarre, magical, has amazing plot twists and is quite emotional as well. I think teens will really enjoy this one!

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