Friday, September 7, 2012

Book Review: If I Lie by Corrine Jackson

From Amazon:

August 28, 2012
A dramatic and powerful novel that explores the gray space between truth and perception.
 Cheater. Traitor. Slut.
     Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Shunned by everyone she knows, Quinn loses her friends, her reputation, and her identity. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s a Marine who’s serving overseas, and beloved by everyone in their small, military town.
     But Quinn didn’t cheat. She could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. So she stays silent, and waits for Carey to come home.
     Then Carey goes MIA, and Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise.

Last week I joined Pulse and was lucky enough to be able to read this book for free online. Where do I even begin with this book? It was so good that I devoured it in just two sittings. This book was just amazing!!

Sophia Topper Quinn is keeping a secret. A secret that if revealed, would free her of the town's scorn. However, Quinn is a much stronger person than I'd ever be, because she chooses loyalty to saving her own skin. I rooted for Quinn the entire time. I really felt for the character and, even though I'm not sure I could do it myself, the way she stuck to her guns. The character development throughout this book was extremely well done. I found myself falling in love with the cantankerous George. This book had me in tears, then crying through my tears, and finally left me with a smile. If you are looking for an amazing contemporary YA read, this is the book I would recommend. Read it. Read it now.

Even though I read this book for free, it is one I will definitely buy for my home library.


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