Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Seven ways we lie by Riley Redgate

Summary on Goodreads.

Available on March 8, 2016.

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"Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage; or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.

When that scandal bubbles over, and rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change."

I don't know whose idea was to make this book YA just because it is about teens. Not everything involving teens is appropriate for teens and I feel this book is one of them.

Olivia sleeps around. Yes, she would have sex with anyone just because it is her body and she can do with it what she wants. However, she gets mad if her friend or sister ask her why she's sleeping around so much.

Matt smokes weed. In fact, he goes to class stoned. Even more in fact is that Olivia herself said that he goes to class reeking of weed. Excuse me? Teachers don't notice that?

So this book is about teenagers with normal teenagers problems, right? I did not finish the book so it is possible that at the end everybody realizes how wrong they are coping with their issues (sleeping around, doing drugs, etc.) Probably Olivia will realize that giving up her vagina as if it was free water is not the way to deal with her mother's abandonment. Perhaps... but I won't know because I'm not going to read it.

I would definitely NOT suggest this book to any teen. I am liberal but I think that teens don't need more ideas about sex, drugs, and illegally selling alcohol in high school.

Thank you Netgalley for providing with a copy of this title.