Oct 3, 2015

Lying Out Loud.

lying out loud.

kody keplinger.

Publisher  Scholastic.
Publication Date:April 28,2015
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.

Revisit Hamilton High in this MUST READ for all fans of The DUFF - co-starring Bianca and Wesley.

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? 

I had loved THE DUFF which had been the first book that I read by KODY KEPLINGER and I remembered falling in love with story. Of course when I found out that there is going be a companion novel, I was excited. I had been curious about Wesley’s sister when she was briefly mentioned in The Duff; I had wondered what her story was. I had loved Amy from the start to the end and you could see the transformation that she went through the book. She turned from shy, a girl who let anyone walk over her, including Sonny to one who finally stood up for herself, told her how she felt. I was starting to think that it would never happen. I loved the friendship between two of them, they fought, and they made up not only like best friends but like sisters. Despite everything they went through, all the lies that Sonny told, in the end they were still there for one another, they were still best friends. That’s true friendship right there.

I felt like I should disliked Sonny, because of amount of lies she told. To everyone. I understand the feel to lie once in a while, but all the time? I knew that when she told Amy that her mom kicked her out that there was something not right there, something she wasn’t telling Amy and later her parents and way she tried to steer clear of bringing up her mom. It was like a mystery and I couldn’t help but wonder what she was hiding. Once the truth came out, my heart broke for Sonny, what kind of mother does that to their own child? I felt Sonny’s heartbreak during her breakdown. It’s no wonder she tried hide it, she was in denial about the whole situation and it made sense why she was lying half of the time. Amy’s family was wonderful, how could you not love someone who takes in someone else as their own, make them part of family. It brought a smile to my face. Now that’s a true meaning of family.

Now Ryder, how can you not love Ryder? From most of the descriptions, it seemed that he was a decent guy and I could see that Sonny saw that after a certain amount of time. I just wished that she told him sooner and all of that could be avoided. If she told him from start, she wouldn’t hurt Amy and Ryder in process. I saw a connection between them from moment that two of them chatted that night, though Ryder wasn’t aware that it was Sonny that he been talking there. I don’t know how Ryder didn’t put the pieces together. I was so happy when the two of them finally got together but I was wondering when the truth would come out because I knew it would at some point. I felt bad for Ryder, it seemed like bad luck always seemed to be following him. However the way that book ended, had me hope for two of them, that there still might be a chance.

5 stars. Beautifully written story about love, friendship, test of friendship and second chances. If you loved The Duff, you will fall in love with LYING OUT LOUD


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