Little White Lies by Katie DaleLittle White Lies by Katie Dale

Little White Lies

byKatie Dale

Paperback | December 9, 2014

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Fans of Pretty Little Liars will be ensnared in this tale of deceit. Christian's hiding terrible secrets from his girlfriend Lou. But Lou's told lies as well. What if their accidental meeting wasn't an accident?
     "Tall, dark, and handsome": the first time Lou meets mysterious Christian, she knows he is The One. But Christian is hiding a terrible secret. Why does he clam up every time Lou asks about his past? Why doesn't he have any family photos and why does he dye his blond hair black? When Christian's house goes up in flames, his tires are slashed, and he flees for his life, Lou insists on going with him. But as Christian's secret is unveiled in front of the whole world, it seems everything he's ever told Lou is a lie. Can what the media are saying about him really be true? Should Lou trust him? Or is she in terrible danger?
     But Christian isn't the only one keeping secrets. For what if their accidental meeting was no accident at all?
KATIE DALE's debut novel was Someone Else's Life. She lives in England.
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Title:Little White LiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.18 × 5.54 × 1.05 inPublished:December 9, 2014Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038567077X

ISBN - 13:9780385670777

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Have Never Been So Confused Reading a Book Before... And Loved It! This book title is spot on because it is just lie after lie after lie after lie. It gets confusing as to what is the truth and what's a lie, but that's the best part! It moved at a good pace and had a good plot twist in it that had me shocked and even more confused than before. I could not put the book down, and ended up finishing it in a few days!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow-Burning YA Melodrama In Katie Dale's Little White Lies, Lou is living under an assumed name to escape the notoriety now associated with her family. She tells herself that it would be smart to not attract attention, but barely over a week at university, she already disregards her own advice. Instead of keeping her head down, Lou finds herself crushing on Christian, a handsome man who frequents the coffee shop she visits on her runs. Yet, despite their flirtations, Christian always seems to keep his distance... There was just something about Lou that I didn't like. For the most part, she seemed spoiled and selfish to me, like everything had to be about her. Even when she was being nice, I still couldn't give her the benefit of the doubt. Partly, it's because she's keeping secrets of her own, but really, I think that's just part of her personality. She says she's changed from the private school girl she used to be, but I didn't believe her. Lou's cousin is in a coma and her uncle is in jail, but we don't know why, only that she feels guilty about it. She thinks she knows everything, but she knows nothing, or at the very least, only one side of the story, and it's a harsh awakening when the truth begins to emerge. I would've thought that after having the public judge her family so critically, she would be more careful to not treat others the same way, but this wasn't the case. Lou was quick to jump to conclusions, but couldn't see the answers staring right back at her in the face. I think it was supposed to help add mystery and tension to the novel, but all it really did was make me dislike Lou. There are so many secrets and lies that are slowly unraveled in Little White Lies. It isn't until halfway through the book that you begin to have a sense of the traumatic event that happened in the past which tore Lou's family apart. And then, suddenly, everything explodes in your face and you're left to pick up the pieces. Lou and Christian are connected to each other in a way they never could've imagined when they first met, and it tears her world apart all over again. Katie Dale's Little White Lies is a look at the failings of the judicial system and how people slip through the cracks, not getting the justice they deserve. Despite the otherwise really interesting and thought-provoking events that were occurring, my difficulty to connect with Lou dampened my interest in wanting to finish the novel. It's a slow-burn melodrama that requires a certain amount of patience, but I did think it was worth the struggle to finally receive those answers in the end.
Date published: 2015-07-02

Editorial Reviews

“[Protagonist] Lou’s evenly paced narration is Hollywood-script–ready. . . . [A] gripping whodunit.”  —Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Someone Else's Life:   • "Rosie's first-person account is punctuated by narration in another, mysterious voice. . . . Readers will be hard pressed to let Rosie out of their sight until the last page is turned." --Kirkus Reviews    • "Dale constructs an intriguing story about how families come in many forms and that love can be found in unexpected places. This book is sure to resonate with teens." --School Library Journal