Seven Ways We Lie
Seven Ways We Lie is written by Riley Redgate. If you liked One of Us is Lying, you will definitely like Seven Ways We Lie. Personally I really enjoyed this book. I really liked the characters ...
Seven Ways We Lie is written by Riley Redgate. If you liked One of Us is Lying, you will definitely like Seven Ways We Lie. Personally I really enjoyed this book. I really liked the characters and it was entertaining. I also like a faster-paced book and it was just that. Now, let’s get into the review.
I only had two issues, one being that was that the author seemed to try to convey that the main conflict was the teacher-student affair. When in reality, the main conflict was really the seven ways these teens lie (hence the title) and them managing their secrets.
The only other problem was the way she wrote Matt’s point of view. Now don’t get me wrong, I liked Matt a lot. It was just so confusing how whenever there was dialogue it was a whole “she said and then I said and then she was like but then I said and finally I told her…” It was too much, especially because it wasn’t just once- but every single time it was in Matt’s point of view. But other than that Matt was honestly a really good character.
All of the characters were real in a way. I saw how every character was affected by their environments; and they were all so unique. Now, I could see how people would think that the characters were all cliches, but I feel like they elevated from that. For example, take Kat. She’s the angsty teen, but to another level. She blocks herself off from the world, and even her own family, in the most extreme way possible. The author shows you her layers.
Now let’s talk about plot. I liked how the plot was entertaining and faster paced. Honestly, it wasn’t the best book ever but it was a good book that kept me entertained and engaged. It’s similar to One of Us is Lying but it’s not one of those books where it’s eerily similar.