Today’s book is Seven Ways We Lie:
Author: Riley Redgate
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Summary: Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage; or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.
When that scandal bubbles over, and rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change.
I received this book on Netgalley for an honest review.
I really liked this book. I loved the different perspectives (which I normally hate), and found the twisting tales of the novel really gripping. Each character really came into their own, and I found myself being able to differentiate each character very easily.
The story, whilst seeming slightly cliche, was actually very interesting, and I loved how it all tied back into a scene that everyone can relate to: school, and how it’s dealt with.
I also liked the ties between characters. It felt realistic, not fake either with hate, or too much love. Each character would interact, but in a way that was relatable to actual people.
Redgate’s writing shone throughout this book, making it so easy to read, and I honestly devoured this book.