chick-lit · romance · Young adult

Lying Out Loud – Kody Keplinger ★★★★

Blurb; Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friend’s house every night because she has nowhere else to go.
Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with — secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross.
Ryder’s the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can’t stand — a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed.
But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might actually like him. Only there’s one small catch: he thinks he’s been talking to Amy. So Sonny comes up with an elaborate scheme to help Ryder realize that she’s the girl he’s really wanted all along. Can Sonny lie her way to the truth, or will all her lies end up costing her both Ryder and Amy?

My Review; I didn’t realise this was book four in the Hamilton High series but it was fine as a standalone. It’s the perfect young adult and chick-lit story. It was an easy read for me. But I really enjoyed it. Something different. Well written and short chapters.

The story focuses on two bestfriends Sonny and Amy. Amy is quiet and shy the gorgeous one according to Sonny. Sonny is a perfect liar and manipulater. It’s a tough one to review as theyre best friends and Amy would do anything for Sonny but what if Sonny goes too far?

Sonny lies about everything she’s so good at it she doesn’t know how to tell the truth. But she soon develops a crush on someone who prefers Amy. Personally I think Amy deserved a better friend than Sonny but they stuck together. Personally Sonny annoyed me in some parts, surprised me in others and at times she was very selfish.

With a happish ending and lies told by Sonny being uncovered. I enjoyed it. Getting lost into that teenage drama, high school world for a change.

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. I have just started the first book in this series The Duff.

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