Saturday, September 26, 2015
Review: Even When You Lie to Me by Jessica Alcott
Summary from Goodreads:
Fans of John Green's Looking for Alaska as well as Lauren Oliver and Sarah Dessen will embrace this provocative debut novel, an exploration of taboo love set against the backdrop of a suburban high school.
Charlie, a senior, isn't looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom.
But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he's the only one who gets her.
She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush.
In this stunning debut, Jessica Alcott explores relationships-and their boundaries-in a way that is both searingly honest and sympathetic.
I've wanted to read this book ever since I saw the cover and read the description. I enjoyed parts of the novel, but it was the plot and the ending that did not meet my expectations.
I was not a huge fan of some of the things that happened in the novel, mainly with the teacher, but I think it depends on personal opinion. However, I really liked the main character, Charlie, and some of the side characters.
I'll be reading Jessica Alcott's upcoming mainly because I loved her character development and her writing style.
I recommend this novel because of the great characters.
Three Stars Out of Five