Seven Ways We Lie by Riley RedgateSeven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Seven Ways We Lie

byRiley Redgate

Paperback | April 4, 2017

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Riley Redgate graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, with a degree in economics. Seven Ways We Lie is her first novel. She currently lives and writes in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Visit the author at
Riley Redgate graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, with a degree in economics. Seven Ways We Lie is her first novel. She currently lives and writes in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Visit the author at
Title:Seven Ways We LieFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Amulet PaperbacksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1419723480

ISBN - 13:9781419723483


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever Seven Truths Riley Redgate's novel was one I was first ignored but, quickly I feel under Redgate's storytelling spell. Through her seven main characters, Matt, Olivia, Juniper, Kat, Claire, Valentine, Lucas,this author describes seven hidden truths, hence the title, that are often too representative of problems faced by pressurized young adults today. Additionally, the split and shared perspective as well as the simple, coherent and yet poignant narrative is such so that this work of fiction cannot be put down. Overall, through a clever plot, promise of relatability, and the strong belief in silver linings, Regdate has reached out to an audience bound to appreciate her work. A potential read for contemporary young adults.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AMAZING A nice contemporary that gives an exciting plot and lovable, hilarious characters!
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not quite for me Disclaimer: I received this novel in exchange for an honest review and this in no way affects my opinion of the book. Actual rating: 2.5 stars In Seven Ways We Lie, the narrator switches between 7 high school teenagers, whose stories slowly intertwine until they are one. Since this novel had 7 different narrators, I had a hard time keeping track of who was who because at the beginning there wasn't really anything remarkable about the characters until the book gets into full swing. Even though I loved the idea of this story, it took me a really long time to get into and I did almost set it aside as a DNF but I forced myself to keep pushing and eventually I was interested in the outcome. In the end, I did enjoy how all 7 stories merged into one to finish off the story. I was most interested in Olivia and Matt as I was really hoping they would get together. I found myself hoping for more interactions between them but with the story split into 5 other narratives, time with them was short. The only point of view I didn't really enjoy was Juniper's as I found them hard to read and so different from all the other characters pov. I can definitely see what made everyone fall in love with this story, and I was really hoping that I would be as sucked into this story and love it as much as I've seen others love it, but however it just didn't fully work for me. Though this book didn't quite grab me, doesn't mean that you won't absolutely love this novel!
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Poignant and Relatable Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this well-written and diverse novel (at times I couldn't put it down!). It surpasses the cliché romance/coming of age themes that a lot of YA novels trend toward. I was happily surprised to find out that this is Redgate's first novel and look forward to seeing more from her in the future. Initially, I was a little weary about the large number of characters, but their story-lines are woven together with ease and an expertly crafted prose. Each character has a unique voice (especially Juniper, as her perspective is written in poetry not prose) and I found myself embarrassed and emotional for all they experienced. At no point was I confused about who was who and, as a result, the plot is extremely well-constructed. At times extremely funny, at others dark and emotional, I’d highly recommend this novel to any YA enthusiast who likes a quick read, romance, plot twists, secrets, and mischievous and likeable characters. Definitely not suitable to younger YA audiences as there is quite a bit of swearing and some other mature themes.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fantastic Multiple POVs I really enjoyed this book. Riley Redgate does a fantastic job of giving each character a strong and distinct voice, not an easy task when there are seven of them and they are written from a first-person perspective. The only character whose point-of-view I did not care for was Juniper's. It was too poetic to read as realistic, in my opinion. But then, who am I to say how other people think? Other things I enjoyed about this book were the underlying theme of the seven deadly sins, the tie-in to Dante's Inferno, and how all all the characters' individual stories converge and intertwine. I thought that the writing was strong, particularly on an emotional level. It brought me back to high school in a way that few books (written in the same setting) do. My biggest complaint with this book is that everything wraps up too neatly. It's too "happily ever after" and preachy at times for my taste. Not that I don't like happy endings and hidden morals, but I feel it detracts a bit from how realistic the story feels as a whole. I honestly feel more angst would have made it stronger. Overall, I thought it was quick, enjoyable read with characters whom it was easy to get invested in. It deals softly with mature themes but is a light-hearted book on the whole. 3.5 stars.
Date published: 2016-03-28