Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin

Tell Me No Lies

A riveting novel about secrecy, complicated friendships, and heartbreak, set against the iconic backdrop of the late 1980s.   Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, emerging from her nerd chrysalis to become a social butterfly. She starts dating popular Matt Ashley, whom she’s been pining for since freshman year. She’s delighted when rebellious new girl Claire Reynolds introduces her to Center City Philadelphia—clubs, street life, and the...


Details Tell Me No Lies

TitleTell Me No Lies
ISBN9781616206765
Author
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
PublisherAlgonquin Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Tell Me No Lies

  • Zoë ☆
    2018-06-22
    I don’t really know how I feel about this book. I really liked the setting, but the main character annoyed me a lot. The writing was okay, and story got better towards the end.
  • Rendz
    2018-06-14
    Maybe like a 2.5. RTC
  • Bevin
    2018-06-09
    This was a toss-up between a middle 3 and a low 4 stars until the end, which was as beautiful and well-written as the rest of the book had been promising it wanted to be. Parts of this story were just SO fantastically written, and parts of it were trying too hard to be examples of cool, funky writing styles that really just made me feel like I'd skipped something and didn't know what was actually happening for a few paragraphs because it was so v...
  • Malanie
    2018-05-29
    Not gonna lie /pffffff/ I signed up for this tour because of the cover because it’s 1980s and pleasing.~I want to make this book cover the new theme for my life.~The book is about a girl named Lizzy Swift and I’ve decided to pretend she’s 2006 Taylor Swift.Lizzy is a senior in high school and decides to emerge from her “nerd chrysalis” (I have no idea what possessed her to want this,,,unless she wanted to power up to god-like levels of ...
  • Sarah Black
    2018-06-23
    I really liked the premise of this book, set in the 1980's with a nerdy girl who decided that she is in love with the sporty popular guy.This book had a lot of real stuff in it and taught some valuable lessons. Overall to me the writing was just okay, it wasn't extraordinary and it wasn't bad either.  Which is about the same way to sum up the characters. I enjoyed Claire's character the best, but at times it felt like they were all trying too h...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2018-06-15
    3 starsI was so excited to read this when I got the chance to be a part of this blog tour, but I ended up losing interest as I continued along with reading the book. It's got such a great premise: Lizzy is a girl with epilepsy and all she wants is to fit in with her new friends & boyfriend, the mysterious bad girl Claire who just moved here and Matt Ashley, the all-American boy who she's been dreaming of for years, respectively. Plus, it's all se...
  • Simant ♥ Flipping Through the Pages
    2018-05-16
    Full review on: Flipping Through the PagesActual rating: 3.5 starsTrigger warnings: suicide, seizures, mentions of rape and AIDSTell Me No Lies is an entertaining read. It is set in late 80’s and follows the life of Lizzie, our MC, and the changes she is acquiring to. Lizzie has Epilepsy and she often fights with mild concussions and rare seizures. This is a secret she never wants to talk about with anyone because she was ashamed of it. When a ...
  • Alexis Neuville
    2018-06-10
    Read my review on my blog: http://literarylexi.blogspot.com/2018/06/tell-me-no-lies-by-adele-griffin.htmlI had the pleasure of meeting Adele Griffin at BookExpo, and just the quick interaction with her made me excited to read this book. While I didn't know much about it, she briefed me on it being about the 80s, and a young adult contemporary novel. What I didn't know, was all the varying subplots that would happen throughout the novel. Lizzy is ...
  • Shannon Anicas
    2018-05-22
    KIDLITEXCHANGE REVIEW: Tell Me No LiesBy: Adele Griffin Thank you to @algonquinbooks for the opportunity to read this book. #partner Also, thank you, @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book 📚 The opinions are my own!Tell Me No Lies is a fantastic and authentic story that follows Lizzy and her senior year of high school. Ironically, it is the same time frame as my senior year, which added to the already accurate tale of cliques...
  • Sammy Allen
    2018-05-19
    I found this novel to be honest, and real. a slow burning novel that kept me interested until the last page. I enjoyed the relationships amongst all the characters, even when I didn't agree with them, I found them to be realistic. So glad I was able to win and review this novel!
  • Lost in Book Land
    2018-06-20
    I want to also thank Algonquin Young Readers for giving me an ARC of this book as well as sending me another one of Adele Griffin’s books. And without further ado here are my bookish thoughts! (P.S. you can see the unboxing for these books on my Insta)!SPOILERS AHEAD***I want to say that this is a companion to Be True To Me but I read this book without reading that one first and I really loved this story! I went back and read the other and stil...
  • Paperback Princess
    2018-06-07
    I really enjoyed Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin. It's set in the 80s, me being an 80s model I really loved the references to that era. Tell Me No Lies is an authentic, deep and raw story of two very different girls, and how their differences somehow brought them together and what they learnt from each other. This is a powerful book and really touches on some very serious topics.Lizzy is slightly unsatisfied with her boring life, she's the one t...
  • Hilary (SongsWroteMyStory)
    2018-06-10
    I received a copy of this book from Thomas Allen & Son in exchange for an honest review.I'm going to be totally honest, and say that this book caught my attention because I liked the colours on the cover. Contemporaries can be hit or miss for me, but I was optimistic about it and dove in.This book was a bit tricky to rate because there was nothing particularly memorable about the story. I found that I was always at arms-length with the characters...
  • Tammy Dahle
    2018-06-20
    My Thoughts: First,I loved that this story took place against the back drop of the 1980's. The reference to music,clothes and culture were fun. These were the days before selfies, text messages, and snap chat. The cover of the book looks light-hearted and makes it look like it's going to be a cotton candy read but, in all actuality it's filled with very complex characters. Each character carries a secret that can lead to heartbreak or shattered f...
  • Ms. Nguyen
    2018-03-22
    Lizzy has always been a good student and good daughter, despite maybe wanting to be rebellious. Set in the 80s, Griffin tells the story of Lizzy as she navigates her first parties, first boyfriend, a new mysterious friend, and old friends-- all during her senior year.The pacing of this book was not my favorite, but it did lend itself to be more realistic.. I think because of the awkward pacing. The relationship between Matt and Lizzy at first see...
  • Jill Jemmett
    2018-06-23
    This is a great story about the struggles of growing up.Everyone in this story has secrets. Some are more obvious than others, but they all lie about them. They don't want to have difficult conversations, so they lie about their problems, but that just makes them worse.Lizzy's secret was that she is an epileptic. She didn't like to talk about it and never said the word epilepsy, but the girls at school knew about it because she had had a seizure ...
  • Dee Price
    2018-04-29
    This is a tale of friendships, romance, young love, self-discovery, betrayal, and most importantly acceptance. Lizzy Swift's life changes exponentially over her senior year. She metamorphosizes from wallflower to social butterfly partially thanks to her new friend, the reclusive Claire Reynolds and her hot new boyfriend, Matt Ashley.Unfortunately, Lizzy's new life has come with a price as her grades have slipped, her parents are on her case and h...
  • Stephenee
    2018-06-07
    This was a good read - it did drag at times but overall it was a good read. I felt like the author added a bit of fluff or filler throughout the story and at times it lost my interest for a little while. The characters were flawed and the reader could relate to that and to them, however, there were times that the reader had to just skim through parts to hold their interest.The author shows the reader that even the best of friends have secrets and...
  • Autumn
    2018-03-15
    Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review....Actual stars....4.5Somehow I missed seeing that this was set in the late 1980's. It was a nice little surprise!! What I loved: This wasn't by any means a typical YA book. It was so much more. It evoked the fear of AIDS, the beauty of life before social media and smartphones, and the thrill of the phone ringing and finding a place to steal away in the house for a private conversati...
  • Jennifer Shanahan
    2018-06-16
    I used to live in Philly in the early 90's so I LOVED all the local references esp since it was the same time frame when I was there. The music references were also totally awesome as well!!! Lizzy is a solid main character, a fundamentally good person who has the normal teen fears and goals and is just trying to survive and be happy amid all the normal teen pressures which in her case also includes epilepsy. The story progressed a little too slo...
  • Auburn
    2018-05-17
    A slow paced story set in the 80s about a girl growing into herself and life during her high school senior year. Everyone has secrets but it seems drawn out in finding out and not affecting anyone else in a way it might. I enjoyed the story but it was kind of slow and I felt like we missed out on everyone else with only one perspective.
  • Susan Sherman
    2018-05-13
    Lies secrets, problems, all pile up on each other to create anger and hurt. When the truth comes out, it makes for a bond of unexpected friendship. The high school years are very challenging, but Griffin shows how persevering can be the best way. Thank you Adele Griffin for a thought provoking book.
  • Hauntedbybooks
    2018-06-11
    Tell me no lies is a nice contemporary read filled with secrets. I loved that it is set in the 80's. I did struggle with the first half of the book being a little slow but it did up the pace. I liked that the book is about friendship and there is some romance. Overall, I enjoyed reading Tell Me No lies .
  • Carrie Shaurette
    2018-06-05
    I was all in for the first half, but disappointed in the resolution. And it's a shame with that bubble gum cover that totally drew me in. Kids who like reading for a twist might still like this, since many of the characters harbor secrets.
  • Sophie
    2018-06-04
    RTC Thursday!
  • Laura
    2018-06-01
    Sigh. I always hate it when authors write decent YA fiction and forget to set it today - there was no reason to keep this set in the late 80s (except for the author "writing what she knows"). I'm not seeing a lot of my teens responding well to the 80s timeframe when there's a vaguely contemporary plot. And figuring out which school this was wasn't difficult, another problem for me (please - be creative! create a whole new school in a new place!!)...