March 25, 2012

Review: LIE by Caroline Bock

Everybody knows, nobody’s talking. . . .
Seventeen-year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police. Her boyfriend, Jimmy, stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she’s the prime witness. Skylar is keeping quiet about what she’s seen, but how long can she keep it up?
But Jimmy was her savior. . . .
When her mother died, he was the only person who made her feel safe, protected from the world. But when she begins to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, one of the victims, steps up to demand justice, she starts to have second thoughts about protecting Jimmy. Jimmy’s accomplice, Sean, is facing his own moral quandary. He’s out on bail and has been offered a plea in exchange for testifying against Jimmy.
The truth must be told. . . .
Sean must decide whether or not to turn on his friend in order to save himself. But most important, both he and Skylar need to figure out why they would follow someone like Jimmy in the first place.

This book is very moving. It shows all sides of the story when there is a terrible accident. It doesn't just show one side and make you infer about how everyone in the story feels. This book shows you that sometimes, even when the person is supposed to be a leader, people aren't who we think they are.

Publisher-St. Martin's Griffin                     
Reviewers rating: 5 STARS!!
Reviewed by~Destiny Beaudoin (Student at Franklin High School)
~Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!~

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