14 March 2016

Review: The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens

The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: November 3, 2015
# of Pages: 336
Synopsis: Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max.

As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she's unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him — even if Max is able to look at her scars and not shy away. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she'll always be trapped in the past.

My Review:
I received The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

The Lies About Truth; which by the way is a fantastic title, was like taking a breath of fresh air. I usually read either action stories or middle-grade books, or sappy love stories. It is not very often that I get my hands on a book strictly based off of friendship. Now there were other things in this book including romances and a whole lotta drama of course, but friendship was the basis.

In the book, we meet a group of 5 friends, two couples, and one little brother. Before the beginning of the book though Trent; one of the boyfriends tragically dies in a car accident. (don’t worry that is not a spoiler) The entirety of the book is his group of friends which consists of, his little brother Max, his girlfriend Gina, his best friend, and main character Sadie, as well as, her boyfriend Gray.

The accident that Trent dies in injures Sadie and Max as well. Sadie is left with a few scars that take over her life, and Max injures his vocal cord. Max and Sadie seem to be the only ones who can really connect and get each other through the tragedy which causes them to fall for each other. I love the relationship between these two, because even though they have been through such a hard time they hold on to each other and make it through. I cannot really talk about Gina or Gray because it would give away too much so I will leave them to your imagination.

Sadie being our main character had the spotlight the whole book which is also to be expected because of what happened in the aftermath of Trent's death. In the beginning, we meet her as this weak, shy character who is falling apart and by the end she is a completely different person. I loved watching her be able to forgive and move on from all the suffering she had been through in the past year. I also loved seeing the support from her parents, from Max, and even from Gina & Gray though she did not want it.

The book was incredible, like I said above reading it was like a breath of fresh air. Friendship books are often hard for me to read because when they fall apart or when friends betray each other or die it gets to my emotions hard. But this one even though it was filled with emotions and sad pages, I felt all the love that they all had for each other even though they were hurting and that is what got me through the book.

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