Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lie by Caroline Bock

Lie by Caroline Bock
Release Date: August 30th 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 224 pages
Source: NetGalley

Everybody knows, nobody’s talking. . . .

Seventeen-year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police. Her boyfriend, Jimmy, stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she’s the prime witness. Skylar is keeping quiet about what she’s seen, but how long can she keep it up?

But Jimmy was her savior. . . .
When her mother died, he was the only person who made her feel safe, protected from the world. But when she begins to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, one of the victims, steps up to demand justice, she starts to have second thoughts about protecting Jimmy. Jimmy’s accomplice, Sean, is facing his own moral quandary. He’s out on bail and has been offered a plea in exchange for testifying against Jimmy.

The truth must be told. . . .
Sean must decide whether or not to turn on his friend in order to save himself. But most important, both he and Skylar need to figure out why they would follow someone like Jimmy in the first place.

I just finished book like now. NOW, I shall repeat. Ok so I gave this book a 3 stars rating on goodreads but it was more like 2 stars.

This book is about a crime that takes place in a small town (I think it's a small). Jimmy is accused of assaulting two immigrants. Now Skylar is the prime witness. This book is narrated by everyone which was frustrating most of the time.  I mean I get it why we need to read from Skylar point of view and Jimmy's. but having to read the principals' point of view and their coach was a bit too much for me. I only wanted to focus on Skylar and Jimmy because I really liked them and wanted nothing but the best for them. Also, I thought the book was too slow and it only got exciting at the end. Well, actually, it got excited every time Skylar or Jimmy started to speak.

Now looking at the book's main message/moral:

Everyone had different view on assaulting immigrants. Some, in the book, thought it was a great thing because they are taking over jobs leaving Americans unemployed. And others of course thought it was wrong to do such a thing…even if they were illegal immigrant. Now that creates some debate within each individual who plans to read this book.  

Overall, this book wasn’t my cup of tea but I really liked its message.

1 comment:

Tia said...

Sorry, you didn't like this too much. The overall premise does sound really interesting though! Good review!

Tia @ Falling For Books


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